- Uncertainty about what is happening, intended, or required
- A situation of panic or disorder
- A disorderly jumble
- The state of being bewildered or unclear in one’s mind about something
- The mistaking of one person or thing for another
- A word or phrase expressing a person’s or group’s core aim or belief
- A military password
- Prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a DARK SKIN TONE, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group
Definitions via http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/
As I have just displayed colourism is pure confusion, it is indeed a watchword for confusion as it’s key adherents (non-Afrikan people) core aim is to disarray and weaken Afrikan people.
Uncertainty is caused by the fictitious outlook. This is a result of the pandemonium caused by colourism as Afrikan people are not uncertain about our fate, what is required to resolve the problems we face or what is occurring to us as a people. Taking on non-Afrikan lies about what is happening and what has happened is leading many towards self-hate. There is not a possible way to end the racism from outside groups without power, but the colourism narrative blocks this from ever been started as Afrikans are trying to include an outside group in power building, mixed people.
Panic and disorder as well as a disorderly jumble are primary signs that colourism’s grip on Afrikans is continuing. The clear lack of social hierarchy amongst Afrikans is a sign of this, the jumbling of mixed and black people is a sign of this too. Although an undisciplined society can occur without the concept of colourism, black communities that have accepted it in North America and Europe seem entirely disorganised. There seems to be no clear sense of identity, no widespread concept of exclusivity and a lack of tribal organisation to deal with the different sector if society in unison, which would reduce disorder and increase economic and social productivity.
All of above indicate black people who accept the notion of colourism are in an active state of bewilderment. This explains why Afrikans or outside observers have often said if black people were birds they would be flying backwards, bewildering behaviour.
The mistaking of one person or thing for another. This definition exposes the codeword for which colourism is, it is a definition of confusion, mistaking black people and mixed people as the same is confusion. The mayhem caused by this ultimately devalues Afrikans. As the first people on the planet, how the definition of black people could ever be reduced to our treatment at the hands of ‘society’ is beyond foolish. This myth must be dispelled at EVERY chance we get, neither IMA nor self-hater should be able to confuse Afrikans with mulattoes, this idea has run its duration and is becoming a crazed argument in itself – are mixed people their own category? Many black people treat mixed people and their physical features different from our own, better should I say, but whites, East Asians, Indians ect. degrade them, are self-loathing black people not part of society? Then how is the term society treats us the same correct, when this section doesn’t? Illogical, confusion. We see the watchword that is colourism unravel it is a confusion wrapped up in a nutshell.
Confusion at it’s finest, who or what is a black person? No way in hell could any group organise shit if they don’t even know who and who isn’t part of the group.
The meaning of the term colourism is confused in of itself, but the basic definition is one of lighter skinned people been discriminatory towards lighter skin people but (normally) it is intra-racial. Several key factors about this definition and the ideology of colourism itself come into question from different angles. What about ‘reverse colourism’? What about dark skin people with non-Afro-textured hair and light skin people with wholly African features? Since it is discrimination against dark skin people by people who are in their own group normally, what about abnormally when it is done by light skin people from outside their group? See the questions there show it has no clear meaning, no clear way of identifying it occurring and there is no end point between colourism and racism, they are a gradient into each other.
Time to put the bullshit to rest. Colourism is false on one simple precedent. Colourism is supposedly only between people in the same group, then how comes most place in the world colourism is practised by those who are not the same race? How is that not racism then? In Brazil there is no ‘black people come in different shades’ philosophy, in Nigeria mixed people are never considered black, they physically stand out, in India Tamils and Punjabis aren’t even the same race, how is that not racism?
This is a nonsensical argument on every platform outside of places where people have tried to make black and mixed people seem one race. Even in other communities where there is no hypodescent this thinking doesn’t exist. If a black person defends mixed people more than black, reveres mixed features, adores mixed children they are a SELF-HATER, if a mixed person hates dark skin, hates ‘negroid’ features, wants to mix out black genes, their is no self-hate for they aren’t black, that is RACISM. Precise definitions of people’s and group’s behaviour is all that is required to knock down the suggestion of colourism.
Some use of common sense must be applied.
‘New York addressed the subconscious elephant in the room nicely but let’s go deeper. Why do you think the statement Laura said was funny to everyone but New York? Check out the clip below & ask yourself this question. This is another reason why Black folks need to stop claiming Mixed / Biracial people. When you champion these mixed raced actors, actresses, & American idols don’t be surprised later down the line when they don’t claim YOU. They always have the option of opting out. You don’t. You’ll be out there all by your lonesome, like New York, representing & defending black….. & low key, still……. inviting everyone to be black. “All shades” = cycle continues at her own expense.’
‘White folks aren’t forcing us to watch their propagandized media. We already know what will happen when we consume that garbage. Remember the doll test.. ? smdh.. Some black folks create their own misery. No more complaining. It’s time to control our own destiny..’
Preference by white people towards their mulatto offspring is not an example of colourism but an example of family ties helping mixed people (neo-nepotism), why wouldn’t they treat their kids better than black people who have no close relation whatsoever.
From slavery we see whites constant overall preference for mulattoes, it shows why they still do better in society and why their media promoted the mulatto female in place of the Afrikan female.
‘Mulattos were sometimes well-treated by their European fathers who treated them as their children, and not as slave offspring. As such they were given an education, often served in the military, and owned land, property, and slaves of their own.
This new class was above the slave but below the French whites. They wanted very much not just to be free but equal to the elite white community. In 1791 the mulatto/gens de couleur community in Haiti wrote to the leaders of France to petition for equal rights. To the surprise of many the National Assembly in France decided to grant them the equality they desired.
The Haitian Revolution was essentially started by both the black slaves as well as the mulatto class. Even though there was animosity between black slaves and mulattos they did unite to try and get rid of the white French community. Once the two groups were finally granted the land as their own, the gens de couleur tried to gain ultimate control. The mulatto population, often educated by their fathers, had the advantage of their black counterparts when freedom was granted. They also had more knowledge of running plantations and business.
Later, as shown in the novel, “republican mulattos” tried to take the place of the departed French whites as the ruling class and attempted to reimpose slavery.’
‘However, mulatto women were particularly sought after by white men. Their fairer complexion often gave them more attractive features, and white men desired to buy them and use them as concubines. As Harriet Jacobs relays in her autobiography, “If God has bestowed beauty upon her, it will prove her greatest curse. That which commands admiration in the white woman only hastens the degradation of the female slave’ Not colourism but racism is the reason for why black women are still not put as beauties in the media. White men expressed since forever they prefer mixed women.
https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/hist3164s13/2013/02/21/mulattoes-in-the-world-of-slavery/ Be warned this articles is full of mulattoes biased lies.
‘From amorous relationships between masters and slaves (and free persons of color) there grew a distinct class of “brown” elites. There was a difference in the way that whites regarded free dark-skinned blacks and light-skinned blacks. Light-skinned blacks were considered closer to white in the social stratification in southern society. A racial stratification developed into a three-tiered model with whites on the top, mulattoes and free blacks (of light complexion, mostly), and slaves. Slaveholding free blacks were considered at the top of the second tier, the most respected blacks of all in white society.’ Told you whites never treat us the same, so any argument based on this lie also needs to killed.
Neither black nor white treats mulatto the same as themselves or each other, most mulattoes view blacks with contempt, this is not colourism but racism. Blacks’ lack of power is a cause for concern but to even mixed children of blacks it makes it easy to distinguish which side to align with. Not with us that’s for sure.