Enjoying a cup of chai tea, reading some emails. It funny how the hate continues, the low self esteem endures, the lost of identity mounds we have got to wake up people to the truth.
The names have been omited for privacy.
Dear Vashtiy,Why I hate light women? I hate the way they treat me. I hate the way they talk about my nappy hair. They way the look and laugh at my black skin. They call me tar baby or midnight. They get all the guys and dates. I am often over looked when they are in the room. My mom told me that I would never be as pretty as them, my hair is too nappy and short. I should straighten it but it will never change me skin color. I hate how they make me feel ugly. They laugh and taunt me every time they see me. I thought of taking my life many times. My boyfriend left me for a white girl. The prejudice doesn’t stop with light skinned black girl and dark boys treat me that same, I think aren’t we in this together. Sincerely, A Dark skinned victim of Colorism, 11 year old
Dear Vashtiy,I like you. You are pretty. I wish I had your long hair. Nobody likes me. I have no friends. I am very dark skinned. The boys at my school call me names. My teacher like me a lot. She is an angel. They sit with the white girls and biracial girls and talk about my hair. I never get a date and know one asks me to the prom. I am now a lesbian because the boys don’t want me. I feel so ugly. I hate being dark and ugly having short hair and no money for a weave. Your friend, From Texas, 14 years old
Dear Vashtiy,I like your blog. I read your article on -“Colorism” I don’t agree with a lot of it but I understand. Why are you sticking up for the blackie woman. You know us biracials have got to stick together. We need a voice too. Love you girl, From the UK, 30 years old
What up VashtiyI am a 37 year old male. I think you are so beautiful I like yr skin color. Are you a mix breed? I am currently datin a white girl. I lookin 2 move to the us Can u hook me up wit yo light friends or white friends I likee white women. No dark friends pleaseeee don’t likee em. Hit me back From Ghana