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Much has been said and written about skin color in Africa . The comparison of light versus darker-skinned black people  has featured prominently on mainstream media and  in social discussions .
In most African communities, light skinned women are glorified by the media, preferred in some cultures  and demanded by many men. The demand for whiter skin is & thus skin bleaching is high amongst  women.Skin bleaching has been condemned in the strongest terms but i dare say it’s not a women’s issue; it is a social issue. In this video three Cameroonians have their say about being fair skinned and dark skinned.
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J February 22, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Secure or Insecure?
People are attracted to charisma!
Most light skin people build on the fact that they are accepted. while some darker ones are so conscious of being unacceptable.
I call some friends blackie coz am proud of their radiant glow of dark color.
Marvel thumps up for your confidence and self esteem. that’s some thing most people have to learn no matter the color.

Anrette February 23, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I think Marvel is such a confident Young lady and I feel we in a society judge by our outer look and it keeps them under pressure. Linda again is yet another naive young girl who thinks she will die if she goes dark. Omg Linda if you are outside Africa you will understand that dark skin or fair skin to a European you are black darling deal with it.

BigB February 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Good Job Commy, hahahahahaha Black metise killed it

Destiny Ngum March 2, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Dark of fair we should learn to appreciate what we have. Because everyone is equal before God. How ever as a dark skin African girl i am proud to be dark.

IAA March 11, 2014 at 4:43 am

Ask me any day and I’ll say the same thing; black is beautiful.
You may be interested in listening to the moving speech by Lupita Nyongo’o at the Black Women in Hollywood speech.
Inspiring stuff…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPCkfARH2eE

Josephine May 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I agree we should appreciate what we have but I don’t think it’s because we have something others like (and may want) that we should feel bad about it. I’m fair (for an African) and I like my colour. God gave it to me and am proud of it.
It’s a shame there’s quite some racket about all this but in the end we are all the same race and it’s the way we see ourselves that matters.
( And Anrette, Europeans these days can make the difference and call us fairer skinned African girls brown)

Ngobesing Linda September 12, 2014 at 11:22 am

this video is such a laudable initiative.beautiful ladies comfortable in their skin,African and proud.Dark skin,fair skin they all have their stories,sometimes its not just about the appearance but who we are inside.No matter how you look if you hold your head high and be proud.

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