It's actually because people with dark skin assume light-skinned people are better than them. I've never once heard anyone besides a neo-nazi say "The lighter your skin the better!" yet many people in Africa and India who are dark-skinned prefer light skin. I feel equal despite having among the lightest complexions possible.
Nah I'm not full of myself.. I joke around that I am sometimes but I'm really not. In fact I'm kind of jealous of darker skin because they can be in the sun longer than 10 minutes without turning into a tomato. I'd be screwed without SPF 50000000 ;)
It isn't true in my case. I have low self esteem/confidence and I think everyone (white, black, it doesn't matter)'s a better person than me by default. ...But I'm not American and we don't have too many black people here. But really, now--it all depends on the person. We're all different. I don't think that the color of the skin should matter at all. It doesn't matter for me.
Skin color has nothing to do with being arrogant, conceited, or cocky. There are people like that of all ethnicities, unfortunately. I don't like to label entire groups of people simply based on their skin complexion.
Are you specifically talking about black people with more white genetics in them, giving them a 'lighter' skin?
I don't think that attitude would pertain to just one group, you've mentioned here, but to all ethnic groups that oversees themselves (who think themselves to be to be 'whiter' or has more wealth than most people) above the rest of the people.