By worse I mean inferior, I mean, I'm not some white nationalist, mind you, I'm asking as a black teenager. Basically, is dark skin just inherently inferior? I mean, now that I think about it, virtually every human culture and society despises and looks down on dark skin. In their minds, all individuals with dark skin should be enslaved or just fucking eliminated, and there has to be some reason for it, right? The only ones that don't are some uncivilized tribes in deepest Africa, but, who really cares about them? In terms of history, Africans haven't really accomplished much of anything, being the first humans doesn't really count considering evolving isn't really an achievement. In fact, in history, the only notable African country was one that managed to fight Rome, a European country. Basically, my people have accomplished nothing and are hated by the entire world. Not to mention, here in America, many are uneducated and proud of it, to the point that I can't even relate to them anymore. I also know that light skin is considered beautiful the world over, hell, even I'm more likely to be attracted to a white girl than a black one. Basically, someone please give me something not to hate about my own people. I feel like I'm starting to have a genuine mental breakdown, self-hatred is making it even worse.
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Everyone forgets Africa is the motherland. All life came from Africa. It was ancient Africans who moved to different places during Pangaea and when it started to split they were stuck in those areas. That's why today everyone has at least some percentage of some type of African in them. SO THATS A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT ON THEIR PART. So THANK YOU ANCIENT Africans. (Ps, Egypt is in Africa). AND DARK SKIN IS NOT BAD.2
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Mmmh... you're hitting upon a couple of different points here, so I will try to dissect this a bit and answer them step by step.
First of all, the hatred towards African/black people has little to do with their ethnic features. It has to do with power. I'll give you an analogy. Some scientists (such as the ones working on the SETI-project (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence)) have said that they can't wait to finally meet some aliens. Some other very smart minds such as Stephen Hawking however have spoken out publicly that this should never happen. Hawking in particular was very strong about it. He said that physically encountering an alien race could be catastrophic. History as shown time and again that unless two different civilizations are not exactly on the same level, the powerful one will exploit, enslave and sometimes kill the less powerful one. This was true in the ancient times, it was true for the Africans during imperialism and it was true for the native Americans. Like the native Americans, Africans have mostly lived very simply and close to nature until the Europeans started to enslave them in the 16th and 17th century. This means that technologically, they simply didn't have a chance to fight the white men coming for them. This was different for Asian countries (particularly China and Japan) who were technologically and militarily highly advanced, in some cases even more advanced than the Europeans. Africans just had a simple lifestyle and minded their own business and that became a problem for them. And once the Europeans started to colonize and enslave Africa (not just literally but also economically!), it became impossible for Africans to ever catch up again. That's why Africa has never made any big leaps forward, particularly in the past 150 years. If your land gets destroyed, your people enslaved, your resources robbed etc., how are you supposed to flourish as a continent or country? It's impossible! Even now, 50 years after most African countries received their freedom and independence from Europe, they are still struggling with their past. Some African countries went through unimaginably brutal civil wars and genocides that were a direct consequence of the Europeans fucking up this continent. And EVEN TODAY, Africa is still enslaved economically. The rich countries do all they can to make it impossible for Africa to rise to the top. One example would be the absolutely disgusting and disgraceful speculation of staple foods on the3