Trending: Growing Up With Brown Skin
I, Black. I, Brown. I, Colored.
“They” may view us as inferior, uneducated and hopped up on fried chicken, the ganja, and watermelon, but there’s a rich history and radiant beauty that comes along with Brown skin that exceeds the negative and defies stereotypes.
Check out the commentary below.
— Natey Nate (@Nate_J4) June 13, 2016
While the delicacies taste great, there’s more to Black folks than fried chicken and watermelon! C‘mon with the stereotypes, grape soda and a 4-piece fried hard is not EVERY Black person’s thing. For example, I actually prefer cantaloupe and mango over watermelon and Welch’s grape juice over soda…see. 🙂
The surprise on people’s faces when you talk with proper English and are more intelligent than them! #GrowingUpWithBrownSkin
— Adrian (@LiquidVibranium) June 13, 2016
Don’t knock the educated. The beautiful thing about growing up with brown skin is the complexities of being. We can kick it on the block playing the dozens, and still turn around and hip you to the historical context of current events across topics from science to the latest in pop culture.
And to bring this one on home, just check this latest report on Black women.
Teach them young how to navigate a universe that will judge before getting to know.
#GrowingUpWithBrownSkin I will have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.
— GeeGee (@GeeGeeAkili) June 13, 2016
That #BrownSkinMagic. Pow!
— Misty Knight’s Afro (@Steph_I_Will) June 13, 2016
Yassss! Clap it for the one time.
#GrowingUpWithBrownSkin literally being able to walk into any family reunion where the people had colored skin and you just like "cousiiin"
— #BRONZE (@TheMelaninPlug) June 13, 2016
— Nina Keith Orton ☣ (@WWEDivaNina) June 13, 2016
How beautiful is melanin? Cocoa butter smooth skin, colorful personality and a mentality that can out hustle your latest move, #GrowingUpWithBrownSkin, even when the fight for opportunity, respect and equality is a daily battle, is a treasure.