With London being one of the most multinational cities in the United Kingdom our Jump Off debaters had a discussion about racial stereotypes and taboos.
Here are some questions and ideas raised during the discussion?
Are racial stereotypes acceptable?
What are the stereotypes attached to different races
What does it take for people to think differently from the stereotypes?
Is the term “lighty” acceptable?
Why do rappers reinforce this negative rapper stereotype?
The term “lighty” just annoys me. The deep subject matter of light skin and dark skin has caused major issues within the black community for hundreds of years.
The subject matter still causes division today (if you don’t know where it all stems from then go and research our history) and singling out women who are of a fairer complexion and calling them “lighty’s” is just adding to the problem.
The idiots who constantly use this ridiculous term (usually very dark-skinned black men who have issues with dark-skinned black women) who have now influenced their friends from other races/cultures into banding around the term and have now given them the impression that it’s an acceptable term to use, need to get a grip of themselves and STOP!