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Is skin bleaching a form of self hate

I recently did a article on Spice and her new video Black Hypocrisy. She express self love. As well as self hate others have for people with darker skin tones. Tonight on Secret battles we’ll focus on how skin bleaching has impact our kulture. Yes I spelled culture wrong intentionally.

For thoese if you who do not know skin whitening has been happening for decades. When could go back to European times when women would paint their face white to seem more higher in power. We could even go back to slave times and talk about how black actors would have to paint their face white to be apart of the show.

Having lighter skin is a social problem when people’s skins becomes a subject of discrimination. But at the same time, many people pursue white skin because it makes them more ‘attractive’; it can have social and economic benefits. Having lighter skin was viewed as being higher in power.

We see it every where from advertising on billboard, tv shows, commercials you name it. For example the Fresh Price was a very popular show when I was growing up and in the beginning they had a woman of darker skin  complexion play auntie Viv and boom next season a lighter auntie Viv was brought in as if nothing happened.

Celebrities from both genders have tired skin bleaching. Lil Kim,  Michael Jackson, Spice,  Nicki Minaj. As well as actors and in the video Black hypocrisy Spice expresses how people literally told her she would go further in her career as a lighter woman.

The skin lightening industry was expected to be worth $10 billion as of 2015, rising to $23 billion by 2020, according to a 2009 report by Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that 77 per cent of women in Nigeria were reported to use skin-lightening products regularly. So were 40 per cent of women surveyed in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the Republic of Korea.

Tonight I’ll bring this topic to the light. I’ll be interviewing beautiful black women. Getting their insight on how it is to be a darker tone black woman in society today. So call in (657)383-1712 press one to speak with us and listen live by downloading the Ear Kandy Radio App. As well as following me on Facebook to watch live and behind the screens from the studio.

Remember love yourself, God, take care of your children and treat others how you wish to be treated see you at 7pm eastern time.

Love DeAnna Kay 

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