One of the disastrous after effects of slavery is colorism. Colorism was rife in the Black American community until recently. Even though colorism is not as prevalent in the Black American community as it was previously, it has not completely disappeared.
A comment by elleissa left on this Hub mentioned an online test created by a team at Harvard that looks at a person's automatic biases towards some groups over others. Most of us have automatic, knee-jerk reactions towards different characteristics...
He went to the store to get some refreshments for himself and his brother No crime in that. But George Zimmerman thought otherwise. He had a very different view of the subject
You thought that only "white" people lived in Appalachia? So did I! But think again we were both wrong!
Slaves were cattle to the slavers, and treated as such. This article is an exploration of the origins of race issues among Blacks in the United States.
Jude could have driven away from the scene rather than remain and argue with a man of questionable mental comprehension. He did not have to wait until his actions instigated Adkins into punching at him. Jude nearly ran Adkins down! I think Adkins was justifiably upset at this.
A rant about white male exceptionalism
Musician and Actor Cab Calloway contributed to a documentary on the Cotton Club many decades ago. He explained that Black Folks often went to the club to see light-skinned dancers. Chris Rock tells us why.
Are there any full blooded "white" people? Alas white men like Thomas Jefferson whose four surviving "natural" children by his mixed-race slave Sally Hemings were 7/8 European in ancestry and so they were legally white although they were born slaves.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. At least it used to be. Ideas of beauty used to be as varied as the number of individuals. Now it seems there is a concept of beauty which is fast becoming the de facto standard.