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8 Self-Hating Things Black People Learned During Slavery And Still Do Today

Trina McGee

Enslaved Africans were taught to hate their dark skin.  Thus, many Black people have a strong dislike for their skin tone today.  Some even resort to skin-lightening products to whiten their appearance.



Many Black people all over the Americas intentionally deny their African heritage.

For example, actress Raven-Simone recently told Oprah that she wasn’t African-American. She said, “I’m not an African-American. I’m an American.”

Another case is in the Dominican Republic, where many Blacks refer to Spain as their homeland.

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