I highly doubt that you would be so resistant to accepting the claim that some women are affected by societal attitudes towards skinny/heavy women or that some Americans are affected by societal depictions of Europeans, so I think it's strange that you're so resistant to the idea that some black people are affected by societal attitudes towards white/black people. We're all affected by societal attitudes. I'm really not making a controversial claim here.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I would guess (as you are only doing yourself) that black women that are trying to look more like white women are doing so because the man or men they are interested in find white women attractive.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
This statement is ignorant, insensitive, not necessarily "racist"....We do have a ton of work to do in our nation....I'd like to see our education system upgraded to handle these problems, IF we have people who can handle this....
As for me, I see people all of the time.....insensitive ones, impatient ones, less than intelligent ones, very intelligent ones, hard working ones, lazy ones,all kinds....
.I could care less about national origin and trivialities...
I have run into American natives...I expect some hatred, considering what we have done to them in the past, instead they seem to forgive and forget which causes me to respect them all the more.
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