Some weeks ago, I talked about the BLACK SKIN, and that topic raised a lot of dust. Some people were in support of the article, and one person was against it in the right way. So today, I will be reviewing two significant comments from some of my readers.
BLACK SKIN| READER’S COMMENTS
Comment from Anonymous 1: “Going through the article, I can’t but applaud you for a job well done. Quite concise and succinct. I wish this can get a wider circulation; BLEACHING is a topic that needs to be addressed on time in the black community. So that the coming generations wouldn’t fall into the same pitfall our generation and that before we fell into. I understand some are ignorant, but the environment and society are big factors influencing the habit. BLACK IS BEAUTY!”
My Response: Thanks for such a fantastic comment. Some people are indeed ignorant of the consequences while some know, but they could care less. Lord, help us! And yes! Environment sure plays a significant role in this thing. Please do help me share the link as well as I’d love the article to reach more people due to its content. Thanks, my dear.
Comment from Anonymous 2: “Beautifully crafted and concise but about the subject, I don’t totally agree it’s mostly poor kids that tend to change their skin tones. I mean, these issues stern from deep-seated emotions like insecurity, peer pressure, lack of confidence, etc. All these are issues anybody across the board can suffer. I meant even the rich and poor are not exempted. So to say the poor are likely to change skin tones compared to the rich doesn’t totally add up for me. My thoughts, I will like to hear more of your opinion.”
My Response: Well, before I made that post, I did a lot of research, and that was my findings. Even after so much scrutiny in my environments, I came to the same conclusion. Of course, we have different opinions and view of things. Let me ask you this, have you seen a rich kid from a wealthy background with a bleached skin? Not those that got rich on their own without their parents being wealthy. Better still, people born into wealth. And don’t get me wrong, I agree with your points, it’s not just about being poor or rich, insecurity plays a big part too. Thanks for the eye-opening, I appreciate you.
After reading these two comments, I concluded that the decision to change one’s skin tone isn’t solely on wealth. It goes beyond that, and other factors like insecurity, peer pressure, and lack of confidence play a more prominent role.
BLACK SKIN| CONFIDENCE AS A FACTOR
David is a Medical Student from a wealthy family. He got into a prestigious black-owned university, but a majority of the students have a fairer skin. So, David thought it best to “tone-up” his skin so he could feel among. As a medical student, he understands the adverse effects of the chemicals in skin lightening creams. So, he decided to work on his confidence level instead of giving in to the thought that he is less beautiful than the other students.
It is not only women who face pressure to change their skin tones. Men could also be victims, but when a person, regardless of gender, can attain a level of confidence about their skin color, that overrides any form of insecurities.
I’m elated that we read these posts carefully and sent useful comments. I am still accepting your views on this topic, because we all learn, re-learn and unlearn!
Have a fabulous week ahead! From your favorite LIFE|STYLE BLOGGER.