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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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.
I have a little cousin who is dark-skinned. It would be a tragedy to pass over her talents because of her skin color. What a shame that there is so much prejudice. My children are Spanish, and I have also felt the stares and hatred.
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.