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Here's what I've learned from the responses to the threads I made abt #colorism & #onedroprule yesterday:

1) Every tweet has to be stand-alone w/ a header, otherwise you provide people the opportunity to exploit a phrase out of context. They'll do this to distract from the point
2) There is a *disturbing* amount of people with PhDs behind their names who display & promote willful ignorance on the topics of #colorism & #onedroprule

Most of them were racially ambiguous, biracial or multiracial, but a few of them were black.

They avoid the resource angle.
Exhibit A:

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I'm beyond the hurt because I got access to the data years ago.

So I've had time to fully process just how bad things have gotten.

The fact that these men have gotten so bold is just testament to how normalized *vocalizing* #colorism has become.

Rap artists like Lil Wayne and countless others who've written colorist lyrics over the years or R&B artists like Neyo, comedians like Kevin Hart have gotten away with it so much that it's no longer shameful to be *vocal* about discrimination.

Black folks let it go too far. :-/
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That's not what they're saying. πŸ™„

He's too "light" and Richard Williams' darker skin paired with his no nonsense attitude affected how he was received by whites in the sport.

But go ahead and misrepresent the conversation. #colorism
I have adored Will Smith for 30 years of my life, but I'm pretty certain he's going to respond defensively and really annoy me.


No, you guys. This conversation about #colorism isn't going away.

It's just getting started.

This is going to get dealt with.

Long overdue.
You can't talk about how darker-skinned black people get longer prison sentences, are perceived as less intelligent by whites, are less likely to be married if they're black women and think we're not going to point out our erasure *everywhere*.

Yes, color is part of the story.
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And if you've been following my Twitter for years you know I have so many mixed feelings about this topic.

On one hand, it is clear that black *descendants* are trending to be America's "bottom". No, we're not there quite yet because Latinx are slightly behind, but catching fast
Notice my emphasis on black *descendants*, not first generation immigrants from Africa or the Caribbean.

Being a black *descendant* will be associated with being the "bottom", financially, educational attainment, dual income households for upper middle class #UPRMC presence.
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