You guys know how suspect social media is, how creepy, that unholy triumvirate of Google, Facebook and Apple are, together with all the bit players and bottom feeders who feed their horrible machine. I have another even creepier in the works, but for now I will tell you about Amber and how she came into my afrocentric life.
Have I told you about my crush on Kaiserin Victoria, Empress of Germany?? I don't know if that crush is still present, but I did have one in the past and I suspect I still do. Read on.
Never have I seen so many beautiful black women gathered in one place. Beautiful complexions, beautiful skin, great teeth, lots of gleaming, satin fun bags and a sneak peak of alveolae every now and then.
ExhibitD: Benjamin Franklin, "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc.", 175
Which leads me to add one Remark: That the Number of purely white People in the World is proportionably very small. All Africa is black or tawny. Asia chiefly tawny. America (exclusive of the new Comers) wholly so. And in Europe, the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians and Swedes, are generally of what we call a swarthy Complexion; as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who with the English, make the principal Body of White People on the Face of the Earth. I could wish their Numbers were increased. And while we are, as I may call it, Scouring our Planet, by clearing America of Woods, and so making this Side of our Globe reflect a brighter Light to the Eyes of Inhabitants in Mars or Venus, why should we in the Sight of Superior Beings, darken its People? why increase the Sons of Africa, by Planting them in America, where we have so fair an Opportunity, by excluding all Blacks and Tawneys, of increasing the lovely White and Red? But perhaps I am partial to the Complexion of my Country, for such Kind of Partiality is natural to Mankind.
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In summary it is down to the fact of the features of colourism in India manifesting in the American setting, and then creeping into Africa.
Let us consider the nature of colourism in three different parts of the world, Europe, Africa and Asia. In Asia. In the case of Africa I am referring to Sub-Saharan Africa and with Asia I am referring to Indian subcontinent in particular.
I focus on these three regions in particular on account of ther racial and ethnic homogeneity, although in India an allowance has to be made for caste differences.
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Colourism - Introduction
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