Before beginning this post let’s set up some basis for the discussion. For hundreds of years within the black community there was and in some cases still is a big division between light skinned blacks and dark skinned blacks. This comes as a result – some say – of a slave owner named Williams Lynch. Back in the 1700’s he sent a letter to American slave owners describing how they could maintain control over their property – the slaves. He directed them to create a division between them. Simple divisions. Old slaves versus young slaves, strong slaves against weak slaves and dark slaves against light slaves. He says if you enact this policy you will maintain control over the black mind for hundreds of years. Many historians will tell you it worked marvelously until the 70’s when many blacks accepted their blackness with pride. But that division between blacks – light vs. dark – is called intraracial racism. It is discrimination within a race. It’s a problem lots of Latin communities face as well. All that aside – I was given a flyer for a party based in Detroit, Michigan. It reads there is a party being thrown for ‘light skin’ people. I’m still trying to determine if it is a joke. If it is – some say it’s a sad joke. The flyer also reads ‘Light Skinned Women and All Libras free entry all night.’ What do you think about this or do you believe it’s a joke? Is it a sign the African American community still has big issues or is it a sign some stupid people in Detroit have issues? The Insite would love to hear your opinion on this matter!
Note: I checked and determined Club APT and DJ Lish are all real in Detroit!