Black skin and its many different shades has been the obsession of the media.
First, the media continued to distribute images, stories, and reports of White women who were wearing makeup that was too dark — of which led Black women to lose it when Black men found them to be a better looking ‘Black woman’ than an actual Black woman.
Then the media circulated any story or image that promoted the ‘blackface’ issue that rocked racial tension. Now, we are seeing stories being circulated online of Black people who are having problems with the skin tone of other Black people. Wow. Hats off to the media for successfully creating propaganda that worked its magic on keeping individuals divided over dumb crap.
If conspiracy theorists were to meet up in a room, they would swear that the continued attention that the media places on skin tone is just another way of giving people something to think about so that they aren’t focused on the real issues that matter. Currently, we are a nation facing political and economic change that will ultimately either help or harm the status of every American citizen’s future, along with the future of their children.
According to economic reports, we are slated for another recession in 2019 and we are far from prepared. Our foreign policies have been such that our prices have exploded on products due to the tariffs imposed on other countries by Trump, and yet we continue to spend like there is no tomorrow. To make all of this worse, the government continues to set American’s up so that we can depend on them for our health, living, and financial needs. Can you say ‘Communism’?
With everything that is occurring around us, why is it necessary to focus on the shades of our skin? It’s as if the media has grasped the issue of race, along with our current level of societal divide, and brought them together with a topic that everyone could embrace and claim—all in an effort to keep our minds busy and entertained. The sad part about all of this is that most individuals within society give in to the temptation of allowing the media to dictate what they think, feel, and believe.
Thus, the case with Black skin. Currently, Blacks have allowed themselves to adopt the attention given to their skin so much so, that they are now beating one another up for their complexion. Take the latest case, for example.
Currently, Will Smith is slated to play the role of Venus and Serena Williams’ father in an upcoming biopic titled King Richard. Black people are losing their minds over this because they are not happy with the fact that Will Smith’s skin tone is too light to play the role.
The father of the two athletes is dark skinned and Blacks feel that someone with dark skin should play the part, instead. Ridiculous. First Blacks get upset because they are not portrayed positively in movies, and now they are pissed because they are not seeing enough dark-skinned individuals playing roles. When will the madness end?
One can only hope that time will allow every individual to open their eyes and see that they are being played like fiddles by the media, politicians, and corporations. The big three are experts at manipulating people so that they can achieve an underlying goal. The only goal that we, as American citizens, should be focused on is ensuring that our futures are secure in this unstable environment.
As the media giants have proven time and time again—it’s the color green that matters most. Too bad we allow them to fool us into believing anything else. Let’s just hope that by the time we open our eyes and see that we’ve been focusing our attention in the wrong direction for years that it won’t be too late.