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What causes so many dark-skinned Black women to be deemed negatively in both Black and


non-Black American society? Dark-skinned Black women are oftentimes regarded as THE OTHER. She is considered diametrical opposite to the fair, feminine idea. She is considered unattractive and unfeminine. Even within the Black community, she is viewed as THE OUTSIDER. She has been stereotyped the most negatively, especially in media. She is viewed as unattractive, classless, ghetto, and other highly disparaging pejoratives.

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Best Answer mintinfo says

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    Yes, dark skinned Black women are beautiful. Sadly, they are devalued& denigrated in American society by both the Black & non-Black community. In the documentary DARK GIRLS by Bill Duke, dark skinned Black women stated how they seen as ugly.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    Spot on analysis. Dr. Runoko Rashidi made a mention in one of his lectures about the untouchables in India. He indicated that the untouchables are dark-skinned & horrifically treated by other Indians. He called them the Dalit.

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