you know I seen this a lot in a lot of lighter skin black and latina women like they don't care for the representation of darker women it kinda makes me see them in the same light as white women like they don't care cause the system is working for them not against them. It sucks there is so much rivalry between us — Anonymous
the reality is that their attitude is a product of privilege. i cut them some slack because at the end of the day they’re still black women and women of color so i feel a measure of solidarity with them but yeah i really know who’s here for me and who isn’t. when it comes with any system of oppression the majority of the work lies with the people who hold the power. and honestly, women are creatures that have been socialized to believe that the majority of our worth to society lies in how we look. that’s a powerful card and to deny that privilege and padding to the self esteem that black women already need is hard. everyone is looking for a reason to be special, to feel validated, to be seen and acknowledged. every girl is searching for those outside confirmations that she’s beautiful and thus valuable. we need that to navigate this society with our self esteems in some kind of working order. when we demand that light skinned women forgo their privilege and stand in solidarity with us, essentially giving over that powerful card of validation for being beautiful, many can’t do it. and i understand that but fuck it’s still annoying.