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Crying Shame: 10 Black Celebs Caught Expressing Self-Hate

nene leakes nose job

Nene Leakes, star of  “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” sadly but proudly diced up her nose a few years ago. “I still wanted to look like NeNe, the black woman that I am, but a better version,” Leakes said of her nose job.

 

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has participated in multiple occurrences of self-hate. The rapper, who once referred to Nigerian hair as “tough,” said in one of his songs, “Beautiful black woman, I bet that b***h look better red,” implying that lighter skin looks better than darker skin.

Sadly, he has a young daughter who has beautiful black skin. One can only imagine the impact these  statements can have on her and other young girls.

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82 thoughts on “Crying Shame: 10 Black Celebs Caught Expressing Self-Hate

  1. Lisa Pope says:

    This statement would apply to all waece wearing women who choose to conform to european looks!!!

  2. Ann Johnson says:

    Funny how a White person can tan as dark as a Black person and never be questioned about "self hate" or perm their hair in tight ringlets, looking like an Afro. There is too much judgement in the Black community about skin lightners, plastic surgery and weaves, when there are REAL issues impacting us. Sad how we forget about the fact that 70% of Black children are born out of wedlock, the Black unemployment rate for 8/13 is 13% with a Black teen rate of unployment at 46%.

  3. Some of the celebrities mentioned in this article, I had no idea sbout. WOW. I did know about Lil Wayne, however, and have chosen not to support him because of it.

  4. Ezra Barook says:

    Vybz Martel looks like Ashey Larry

  5. Winsome Martin says:

    and to be honest all of them look better before they had any thing done….as to little wayne I fine him very cranny not to mention vybz kartel.

  6. Winsome Martin says:

    sherly Underwood I though that was Arsenio hall she look like a transvestite.

  7. Monique Howard says:

    That's true Ann. It seems like there's a lot of bashing others in my community and among my people. I have a relaxer because it's easier for me to manage and style the way I want to. I don't hate myself or the race God has made me apart of. I think the definition of self-hate includes bashing members of any race for not looking a
    certain way. Who's creating the standard? God is not judging your personal appearance, He's judging the heart.

  8. With regards to the skin lightening, is there any proof? Plus the Kelly Rowland photo jut looks like a different angle.

  9. José Justino Bronze says:

    God is not judging your first apearence????
    He f-ing created it!

    JayJBee
    "Shredderrrr"

  10. José Justino Bronze says:

    Real issues?
    If a woman, any woman, hates afro hair… is she going to find it on the head of the father of the child? YES.
    Where is the father of the child?… EXACTLY! There where the afro hair was put.
    Where are our sons? EXACTLY! There where they are least hated… like their hair.

  11. "Afro es bello" es una frase cada vez más popular en todo el mundo y en muchos aspectos se ha convertido en una máxima para los africanos y afrodescendientes que aman a su piel morena, aman ser AFRO. Cada vez más identificados con nuestras raíces africanas y asumiendo nuestra dignidad como Pueblo. From BOLIVIA. MOVIMIENTO AFROCARANAVI

  12. Right on, Ann! This dumb obsessed tyrannical writer label black celebrities as self hater according both racist white and black nationalist one droppism/hyperdescent bigotry. Wallace Fard and Marcus Garvey were sellouts by combining white nationalism, black nationalism, one drop of black blood theory which helped anti-black racism, and forced/cult like collective double standards to govern Americans of African descent like slave masters. If you rebel against their standards, then you are sellouts. In other words, you can't be trully free. Those people in those photos have their own lives and this writer slanders them because his or her dumb ass expectations. This person is no Harriett Tubman, Martin L. King Jr., Fredrick Douglass, or Josephine Baker. They believed in freedom, not having someone running their lives. It is funny that you don't see KKK or Neo Nazis bashing tanned white stars and those who had thick lips jobs. This person is saying that whites and other ethnic groups can do want they want to do, but anybody with any drop of Negro blood can't. Who is the self hater now? He or she need mind their personal business. Personal meaning individual, not collective! Madame CJ Walker invented the hot comb and became rich. She didn't hate our people or herself. She helped our people by donating her own money to our community. Also, she trained their employees to be business owners. I wish I worked for Mrs. Walker because Texas has an evil employee abuse trend. I want to be my own boss. Anyway, James Brown sang, " I am Black and I am Proud" and he wore relaxed hair until his death. Sharpton wear perms because of the Godfather of Soul. He has done a lot for the African-American community. From Tawanna Bradley to Traymon Martin. What has this slandereous writer done for us? Trying to tell me who I am and how to live my personal live by invading it? That's not help! Help is when I ask for something, not dominating me. This writer needs to get a live. Collective is slavery!

  13. whites want to be black & blacks want to be white…(skin that is)..just be want GOD made you to be and be proud of who you are…

  14. First of all Nene Leakes should not be on this lists don't get it twisted and neither should Al Sharton and how come Beyonce didn't make the lists her and Nicki Minaj for skin bleaching….?

  15. David Modeste says:

    getting a tan is not the same as lighting your skin permanently… I don't believe anyone getting a tan is "trying to become black" however Pteople who lighten their skin may be seeking more than what people who are getting a tan are looking for. This is not speculation, it happens ALL OVER THE WORLD where there are dark skinned and light skinned people living together…. (India, Africa, USA, Latin America, South America, and the Carribean).

  16. not a different angle…look at more pics of rowland…she def did get a nose job..its more defined now. http://flashhype.com/wp-content/uploads/Kelly1.jpg

  17. whites can tan themselves until they get cancer but remember they dont have the stigma of Black is ugly and Black is inferior hanging over their heads like Black people do. In his documentary 'Dark Girls' Bill Duke points this out. The stigma of being dark skinned is still alive and well in the Black community as evidenced by some of the facts stated here.

  18. Deborah Bee says:

    As a race, we should focus on bettering ourselves (education, financial), than getting caught up in our looks. Afterall looks will only get you so far.

  19. Allegra Biaggi says:

    Uh…so what? Who cares and how does this advance any one's place in life? Do an article about investing or starting businesses…something POSITIVE!

  20. Gary Weaver says:

    Reading these comments and I'm seeing a lot of deflection from the issues the article.This article is not about starting business or any other subject.It's about black people not wanting to look black. Stick to the damn topic..But of course most of you "Negroes" are probably wondering where can you get such awesome work done. and to the brother that had something negative to say about The Great Marcus Garvey…Kill yourself.!

  21. Gary Weaver says:

    Zachary Boston I think you're confusing freedom with Self hatred. Yes all people Black or otherwise have the divine right to do whatever they want as long as they're not impeded on the rights of others. This is about black people that have a problem with their African features..Whites that tan DO NOT want to be black or dislike being white.It's not what you do… it's why you do it. Your getting this confused. Are these Black people are exercising their divide right of freedom? yes!..But they are free to be SELF HATERS. You don't seem to be grasping that concept. In closing if you truly understood FREEDOM and quiet frankly I DON"T think you do. You would know that self imposed segretion, separtion, Intergration, assimilation & congregation are ALL a matter of CHOICE. Yes FREEDOM OF CHOICE!. To think that having a "collective" mind set is slavery is ABSURD! Believe it or not there people of different ethnic,racial,national,religious or non religious sub groups that actually like to live around and be with one another. Do you refer to Chinatowns in major cities as a horrible slavery "collective" ? Do you refer to little Havana in Miami as a horrible slavery "collective"? Do you refer to the Amish" as a horrible slavery "collective"? Do you refer to hippies in an Ashram as a horrible slavery "collective"? I'm going to say probably not. Somehow when blacks want to congregate it's a horrible thing! Really?? This way of thinking is ABSURD. Just because YOU prefer to NOT be around blacks please don't try to demonize those that do. People who are free can choose to be around LIKE &people. Get a clue and grow up!

  22. Kill yourself! He wasn't about freedom, bro! MLK was about freedom wtihout twisting the meaning of it. Gravey wasn't bro! He was a racist and a fraud. He tried to kill by getting the KKK against the NAACP and DuBios because they had mixed heritage and fighting for our civil rights in the USA. Hey, you don't like diversity and intergration, then get out of my Native American ancestors' land. You and any other racists esp. those white KKK dumb fools.!

  23. Miesha Jihan says:

    as for tyra banks, I am a make-up artist and I know that with contouring you can fake a nose job and it looks like that is what she did.

  24. Gary Weaver says:

    Zachary Boston Somehow you think self empowerment equates to racism. 2nd you're confusing Racism with Bigotry and Hate mongering base upon race. Racism is base on a power struggle and oppression being groups. The last time I checked Blacks aren't oppressing any other group. Third the NAACP was founded by non Blacks and Dubois was chosen to lead just to twart any Black empowerment in lieu of his talented 10th elitest cow tow to racism nonsense. Then you say get out of your Native American ancestors land. Really?! When my ancestors built this bitch! Are you kidding me? . By the way you look a lot more like a negro than Sitting Bull or Crazy Horse..(I'm just saying) I strongly suggest you take a DNA test. I take you forget about your African ancestors.Wow you're really lost..You have every right to your opinion. I strongly suggest to live a little more and read more..May I suggest some authors Carter G Woodson, Dr. Na'im Akbar. Dr. Amos Wilson. Dr. Ivan Van Sirtama. Neely Fuller JR. Dr Francis Cress Wilson. Dr Claude Anderson put that Shelby Steele down for a few weeks. You have know idea what freedom is..If you did you wouldn't have left these comments. Have a nice Life

  25. David Modeste says:

    are people white people tanning to become black? or for more cosmetc reasons? When a person lightens their skin and surgically alters their nose, lips, etc… it signifies a cosmetic choice and A WHOLE LOT MORE. Trying to compare tanning by white people to what peoples of dark complexions around the world do (Asia, Africa, latin america and the carribean) do is Absolutely missing the point.

  26. First of all, Gary! I never deny my black heritage, bro! I "look like a Negro" than Sittting Bull. Don't hate because my caramel skin is lighter than your tone. Yes, I am a multigenerational mixed-race brotha of African-American, Native American, and yes White American ancestry. Also, I am mixed with French-Creole. I traced my ancestry for 20 years way before I met your stupid ass. NAACP was founded by Walter White who was mixed wtih BLACK ANCESTRY and looked white. By the white racist old law which is HELPED called THE ONE DROP RULE that you and many black racist nationalists loved so much. DUMB A– SELLOUTS! CRABS IN THE BARREL! Remember, the one drop rule made anyone is with black blood was a slave. That's why white slavemasters made mixed chlidren either through rape, consensual fornication or adultrey with their female slaves so their mixed children would be their extra slaves. Then, it was used in the 1930 Census and Jim Crow era to cause racial oppression against us. You love your own oppression! Brotha, keep defining me by your massa' rule in f–cked up mind! BUT, I won't let you, your dump supporters, and white racist one droppist trash people tell me how I DEFINE MY FREE SELF! F–ck you and the rest. Plus, that stupid law founded illegal since Loving vs. Virginia case in 1967 so I check three boxes, other, or the two races or more box. IN MY LIFE, it's my way or the highway! You can take it or leave it. I am true freedom fighter, you not. You and others like you are trying to tell us people of African-American heritage how to live our personal lives by this cultic-like/busybody collectivism. NOT INTERSETED in those authors on try to be stumbling blocks to our civil rights. GET A LIFE AND STAY OUT OF OURS ( PEOPLE WITH MY VIEWS)! How selfish of you!

  27. Gary Weaver says:

    Zachary Boston Grow Up!

  28. David Modeste Brother! Stop making excuses! I know some whites do tan to look ethnic ( whether it's to look black or Hispanic). I have heard a white man say that he wished that his skin was brown like a Mexican and not sick and pale like his. Yes, he tans! Tell him to stop "sell hating". Oh, no! You are afraid because you might get dissed. (I won't bother "massa") But, you would tell our people not change themselves whether for personal preference, self-hate,m and other reasons that's not your business. Mind your business!

  29. Gary Weaver No you! You grow the hell up! Especially by leaving others alone! Those rich people can do whatever they to themselves. Their bodies, not your! So shut up! Gary Weaver!

  30. Gary Weaver says:

    Zachary Boston Hey everyone please notice that the person that has a problem with a self hate article has the audacity to think that another black man would be jealous of his complexion. look at his quote "Don't hate because my caramel skin is lighter than your tone" . Why in the world would I be jealous of any ones complexion be they LIGHTER OR DARKER…and you don't think you have a problem? That's self hatred in of itself and your to conditioned and ignorant to even know it..smh..and second what kind of FUCK BOY,BITCH MADE comment is that. What kind of man even thinks like that? You have severe issues my dude.Seek counseling..That is all.

  31. Sir, regardless if they do or don't have the stigma of what "white" or "black" is ugly. We live in America where people can make changing about themselves or not. Nobody is putting a gun on anyone to tell how to look.If the white tanning mom wants to tan herself black as tar ( looking like white Aunt Jemina or Mammy) or Vybz Martel wants to look like a white guy or Sean Paul, you, I, or anyone has no say so. It's their right! It like if your friend's house is painted inside the color purple and you want yours badly like his, but I jump in when I have no right to and forcely tell you shouldn't copy cat your house like your homie's. You would get pissed like a mofo. You have every right because I have no place to you how to run your life.It's sad that many of you all may be pro-choice when it comes to abortion which is genocide in our community, but worry about what black celebrity to does to him or herself. It's not your body! You are not paying for their skin bleaching, relaxers, weaves, nose jobs, etc. So why worry when you have a life on your own. Like my true sista, Ann said that there other issues that's effecting our community besides black celebrites' cosmetic changes. WHITES DO IT IN HOLLYWOOD! Thickening lips,tanning, dreading or braiding their hair, butt implants, putting permanent waves (curling perm), adapting to the urban or hip-hop or the Latin scene or subculture, the white men wearing Caeser or bald fades likes brothas do. Remember, they would be assumed to be skinheads, back in the 80's or the early 90's by wearing those close or bald cuts. Let's not stop making BS excuses for being hypocritical! Last time I check, we have CIVIL RIGHTS in our Native American ( not the White Man) ancestors' land called America. Many of us are part Native Americans. Stop kissing up the racist White man's one drop trashy theory which oppressed us, not helped us!

  32. David Modeste says:

    Zachary.. .I am being consistent not making excuses. My argument is whether you are white or black and you change the color of your skin for anything other than cosmetic reasons… (NOT OPERATIONS OR PERMANENT THINGS) then you have to consider whether there is a problem of self esteem. If you have a very light skinned brother or sister that can TAN, are they hating themselves? My answer is NO. But if a Mexican or Caucasian person changes the color of their skin to become black or brown, YOU HAVE TO ASK if there is a self esteem problem? The reason is because you can argue that brown or black people who try to make themselves white are doing so because they "HATE" the condition of brown and black people and are trying to become something else or someone else to ESCAPE that. My original question if Brown and Black people are indeed oppressed, why would anyone seek to become black. or brown. That may indeed point to some other sort of psychological problem. Either way this thing happens it looks like a problem to me.

  33. Dummy, I'm not jealous! I love my color ! I love myself that's why I fight or argue for my way. Ones who always trying but in other's lives not worry about their own nine of out ten have self-hatred because they are no happy with themsleves when others are with their lives. Misery loves company! F–ck boy? Yeah, I am handsome! Pretty boy swag! Actually Pretty man swag right here because I don't refer to myself as a boy. Dude, keep your fantasies about me to yourself. I'm not into gay sex. I never had gay sex and never will. I'm my own person. True men live for themselves and decide for themselves. Not being a punk by letting other men or even women decide for him. True Individual, right here! Seek help and leave others (including myself) alone!

  34. There are fair skinned brothas and sistas who hate being fair that do tan. Yes, I have some Latinos saying they wish they were white or look like Spanaird looking ancestors or relatives. Colorism is the Latino community. I hang around Latinos a lot since middle school. Look at the soap opera and Spanish channels where Latinas are bleached blonde, white looking or light skinned Hispanics and there bleaching creams like Madre Perla in mostly Latino cities. Cristina, the Cuban Spanish talk show ( like Oprah) who wasn't alll that blonde when she came from Cuba ( claiming to be "white). Most Latinos are multigenerationally mixed-race like us "African-Americans". This woman got plastic surgery and bleach her hair. I won't be shocked she had Afro-Cuban mixed ancestry and maybe Taino too. Anyway, I know some light skinned Latinos who tan because they want to look darker like other expectional Latino counterparts. ( not look white, but brown). Even Colombian-American actress, Sofia Vengera is a natural blond, but forced to dried her hair to play Latina roles in Hollywood. She has self-hatred? Yes or not?

  35. ("Why in the world would I be jealous of any ones complexion be they LIGHTER OR DARKER…and you don't think you have a problem? That's self hatred in of itself and your to conditioned and ignorant to even know it..smh..and second what kind of FUCK BOY,BITCH MADE comment is that. What kind of man even thinks like that? "!) Also, I address about this. That was to your statement about my mixed Native roots,( You said " By the way you look a lot more like a negro than Sitting Bull or Crazy Horse..(I'm just saying) "). By you saying that I don't look Native American. Well, I don't look like you when in comes to our various shades. I am just saying, bro! LOL! No self-hatred! Truth hurts when you want to impose white racist's one drop identity which is false. Claiming to be racially pure when you ain't is self-hatred because your ancestry isn't pure black. White man don't runs us anymore and the one drop white lie is abolished due Loving vs. Virginina case just like slavery and Jim Crrow. We can be free, do what we want to do like any other American, and claim our true mixed heritage that was denied by the white racist man for centuries. Sadly, his tyrant slaves like you try to stop us. We CAN'T BE STOPPED! NOT ME! I love my black, white, and red parts of me. I don't want to be pure black, pure white,, or pure Native American. Those races in my genealogy are there for a reason so why I should deny them for you and this f–cked up society. Think again, bro! You hate yourself and try to make others miserable because you want them leave your dumb standands. GET A LIFE, bro! Hate youself, fine! But don't involve me in it.

  36. Glester Thorpe says:

    Zachary Boston stfu with your b.s. you sound like an miseducated idiot. Go read a book and stop talking ignorance.

  37. Justine Doll says:

    Dumbest article I ever read. No doubt these issues are relevant, but you have no right to judge these individuals on your assumptions of "self hate". Not to mention this article is just another form of BULLYING. Cyber bullying/bashing people is still BULLYING. #stopcyberbullying

  38. Mario Murray says:

    Zachary Boston I don't think that's what she's saying. I understand this article as saying these people are ashamed of their blackness and using various methods to denegrate or hide it. Though I don't feel like all of the people in the list are doing so, some most definitely are. The minute you have to hide your heritage or begin to hate it as a person of african descent, somethin is very very wrong.

  39. Tyra Banks made a good business decision. Everyone else made themselves look worse.

  40. It's stupid shit like this that promotes racism…sickening

  41. Anna Soull says:

    I know women who have gone HAM on themselves via self hate … and it doesnt have a damn thing to do with skin color .. it was behind a cheating ass man who made them feel UGLY in their own skin/face/hair/shape . some women even want to stretch their legs longer after having been cheated on (for example) it doesnt always have to be I HATE ME CAUSE EVERYONE HATES BLACK AND SO DO I … EVEN MY OWN SELF BECAUSE IM BLACK.
    Gimme a break. Honestly.

  42. Anna Soull says:

    *** I am not saying self hate mutilation doesnt happen, I am saying it isnt ALWAYS the reason someone makes changes to their physical appearance. Some people don't identify with race, they dont consciously say " Oh I want a nose like a white woman" for example .. they just think … hmmmmm I think I might like a different shape, length, or whatever.
    Self hatred happens to ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE but it isnt always for the reasons you are assuming.

  43. Most "blacks" by self identification or historically hypodescent racist one drop rule classification are not pure blacks (having one percent black sub Saharan African) from USA by being descendent of the diaspora.

    Many of us are part white and Native American by having those races in our genealogy. The one drop rule found to be unconstitutional in 1967 after the Loving vs. Virginia case that allow interracial marriages be to legal. Our genealogy (aka ancestry & heritage) defines your race. So if you have two or more races of ancestors, then you are multiracial regardless of phenotype, cultural upbringing, or ignorant society's racist popular. Look at the definition of Multiracial Americans on the wikapedia which is accurate

  44. Anna, I agree with you.And, I am tired of some of these people's Bible twisting games by saying that it is against God to change your appearnance when nowhere on the Bible talks about that. There were no plastic surgeries, skin tanning, permanent waves (natural straight hair to curly), skin bleaching, relaxers, hot combs, curly or flat irons, etc. in the Bible. They are distorting it with a false human made interpretation (2 Peter 1:20,21 and 3:15-17). They are trying to control others with it (3 John 9-10). They are busybodies and gossipers that need to mind

    business like St. Paul told the definitely that's a lonely in

  45. I meant that they need to mind their business like St. Paul told the Thessolonians . I was my speaking device on my phone. So they need to stop misusing the Bible to control others for their own selfish gratification. If a person wants to change their looks, then nobody has to the right to stop or play the cunning sweet talking game to stop them. They need to mind their business( 1Thess.4:9-12 & 2 Thess. 3:11). Being domineering like a tyrant is not right, Matt. 20:25-28, 1 Pet. 5:1-3, Lk. 11:46, 1 Thess. 2:7-12, Lk. 22:25-27, 3 John 9-10,) Also, they don't know God's thoughts (1 Cor. 2:11) and not everything is in the Bible (John 21:25).

  46. All these crazy talks won't matter if we all decolonize our minds and stop worshipping Eurocentric values.

  47. So let me see if I understand this article correctly: when a non-black person gets a nose job, it's because they don't like their nose. If a non- black person gets a perm, it's because they don't like their hair. But, when a black person does these things, it's because they don't like being black? Is that the message being sent here? That any desire a black person has to change anything about themselves is motivated by hating their blackness? Or, in Tiger Wood'S case, a desire to embrace the entirety of his ethnic composition – white, black and Asian, is because he is avoiding having to call himself black?

  48. Samantha Lauren says:

    Gary Weaver Exactly! I thought in 2014 most of us have moved beyond the "oh you hate me because I'm lighter crap". By now I think we realize that lighter most certainly doesn't imply 'better' or even 'more attractive'.

  49. Samantha Lauren says:

    It looks to me that she a little more weight on her (VERY little– as she's always been a tiny girl). Not necessarily a nose job.

  50. I am glad that you mentioned about the white people who want to be darker, Ann.

    Yeah, it seems that no one says anything negative or none at all about them. But, if a black person wants or tries to become lighter, then everyone makes a big deal of it. What about a black person who acts or does things that white people do? What if he ignores/mistreats other black people but respects/loves white people?

  51. Janet Jackson does look better.

  52. If I hear the term "self hate" one more time…lol! TRUE self hate is all of this black on black crime,unemployment,out of wedlock kids,whole generations on welfare,etc. You wanna talk about that I'm all ears. But I don't really care about folks who wear blue contacts and weaves…smh.

  53. Sundiata Keita says:

    look at these fox news talking points. this is a white person. who else would bring up the black teen unemployment rate? why the hell do black teens have to work? so they can get a head start on putting money in white peoples pockets? gtfoh, this is a white troll

  54. Sundiata Keita says:

    good article. sorry about the white trolls and self hating coons in the comment section.

  55. How dumb is this? Just because we don't tell them it's self hate doesn't mean it isn't. We're not concerned with them. Let them judge their own people. We speak on the issues that affect us Blacks because that's what
    we should be doing. The hell you talking bout?

  56. How dumb is this? Just because we don't tell them it's self hate doesn't mean it isn't. We're not concerned with them. Let them judge their own people. We speak on the issues that affect us Blacks because that's what
    we should be doing. The hell you talking bout?

  57. Marcus Garvey was not a racist race don't exist only mother f****** being bias exist get your f****** minds of research and learn some s*** racist only set up by England it mean Royal africa company of england

  58. Marcus Garvey was not a racist race don't exist only mother f****** being bias exist get your f****** minds of research and learn some s*** racist only set up by England it mean Royal africa company of england

  59. And you sound even more retarded talking about a damn Caucasian researched ass statistic. Black teen unemployment rate?? Child please. White teens in college. They ain't damn working. Lets talk about why Black
    teens choose to work instead of attending college for a degree that's gonna pay. And wedlock, honey thats all about perspective. Thats a religious standpoint. Wedlock don't exist to some. It don't to me so that statistic don't apply here. Go head with them US Census bureau ass stats. They can't wait to put that shit on a billboard for us to believe.

  60. I don't think it's a matter of self-hate. They probably just don't think black is as wonderful as a lot of us do. Perhaps the feel to alter, change or cover up the black that is so " beautiful" makes them look better. $1500 for somebody else's DNA in their head? Covering your body with permanent art That's commitment and belief for you. I just put on a hat between haircuts and buy t-shirts to express myself.

  61. Why SHOULD Tiger Woods say he is black when he is 'factually' /genetically mixed with white and Philipinno? Just cause racist society looks at him and has decided he looks more African than White or Asian HE still has a right to express his truth.

  62. Why SHOULD Tiger Woods say he is black when he is 'factually' /genetically mixed with white and Philipinno? Just cause racist society looks at him and has decided he looks more African than White or Asian HE still has a right to express his truth.

  63. Marcus Smith says:

    This is none of ur business.

  64. Marcus Smith says:

    This is none of ur business.

  65. Zachary Boston : sure but the difference is the results are not necessarily permanent.

  66. Jason Locker says:

    You would have a half decent point if the overwhelming majority of white people actually were tanning themselves to get as dark as black people (and any idiot can see they aren't) and if the overwhelming majority of white people were walking around with Afros sewed into their heads but that's just not the case. If anything it's a minuscule group and they'd be ridiculed for doing so hell that one white woman that actually did tan the living hell outta her skin (though at her darkest she looked Latino not black) got sent to FUCKING REHAB. On top of that it's not like just a few black women here and there are wearing perms and weaves, it's the overwhelming majority of them sending Korean kids to college on their weave habits. Plus it's not like just a few black men run around saying "I want a redbone. I want a yellowbone. I want a light skinned bitch. I want a mixed bitch," because most black dudes like black girls that look close to white likely for the same reason that most black women wear perms and weaves (they have a systematically ingrained predisposition to be diametrically opposed to the nature of blackness, to no fault of their own). Let's not act like there's not a damn distinction here.

  67. Jason Locker says:

    You would have a half decent point if the overwhelming majority of white people actually were tanning themselves to get as dark as black people (and any idiot can see they aren't) and if the overwhelming majority of white people were walking around with Afros sewed into their heads but that's just not the case. If anything it's a minuscule group and they'd be ridiculed for doing so hell that one white woman that actually did tan the living hell outta her skin (though at her darkest she looked Latino not black) got sent to FUCKING REHAB. On top of that it's not like just a few black women here and there are wearing perms and weaves, it's the overwhelming majority of them sending Korean kids to college on their weave habits. Plus it's not like just a few black men run around saying "I want a redbone. I want a yellowbone. I want a light skinned bitch. I want a mixed bitch," because most black dudes like black girls that look close to white likely for the same reason that most black women wear perms and weaves (they have a systematically ingrained predisposition to be diametrically opposed to the nature of blackness, to no fault of their own). Let's not act like there's not a damn distinction here.

  68. We need to stop blaming- and start healing.
    WE hate OURselves. These token examples aren't the only ones. WE will only stop, when we start to understand why..

    http://qahiri.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/dark-skinned-girls/

  69. Kujo Ashanti says:

    African isn't a race, neither is Asian, black is actually another name for mixed with negroid. Negroid being a race.

  70. Olu if you ain't jet black until you looked blue in the sun you are mix,

  71. Kujo Ashanti says:

    People really have to stop comparing skin lightening cream to "tanning" one is a natural occurrence and the other is not at all. Hell, I get "browned" my damn self…

  72. Fatima Ismail says:

    Am I the only person that doesn't believe this is self hate and has nothing to do with color? People don't like certain things about that all the time. It's not a black person thing..its a EVERYONE thing. Don't limit self hate to blacks and make it seem like all some blacks want to be is more European. Everyone has their preference do not try to label it as self hate if you do not know what is going on internally with them.

  73. Fatima Ismail says:

    Am I the only person that doesn't believe this is self hate and has nothing to do with color? People don't like certain things about that all the time. It's not a black person thing..its a EVERYONE thing. Don't limit self hate to blacks and make it seem like all some blacks want to be is more European. Everyone has their preference do not try to label it as self hate if you do not know what is going on internally with them.

  74. This article is utterly sickening. So a black person isn't allowed to get a nose job without it being "self-hate"? So in your view, every race is allowed to get plastic surgery EXCEPT black people? That's no different than segregation–saying that there's something that every race is allowed to do except black people.This is just one step away from hanging a sign outside a plastic surgery clinic saying "No Blacks Allowed".

    There is definitely a problem with of self-hate within the black community, but it's not people getting nose jobs. It's people like you who attack black people making their own choices and not conforming to YOUR standard of beauty. It's people like you, who feel that a person should value their race over their own individuality. To whoever wrote this article, YOU'RE the real self-hater, and people like you make me sick.

  75. Marcus Smith Her point is completely valid.

  76. Marcus Smith Even if I did that would be none of your concern.

  77. Tiger Woods have never been on my radar.

  78. Look Lil Wayne may have a lot of money but he is just not handsome I would not call that self hate maybe self improvement. It just didn't work…….

  79. Kelly Rowland look beautiful before her nose job but let's face it she wants to go beyond singing and enter the acting area her nose would be considered to ethnic I don't like that maybe she didn't either. That not self hate that's reality…….

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