The ‘Dark Is Beautiful’ campaign is working towards preventing media imposed ideals that darker skin is of less worth. They are taking on an age old complex that spans social hierarchy, the caste system and marital discrimination, not to mention the affect it is having on young people of both genders and their perception of their worth. Though we must appreciate that while ‘Dark Is Beautiful’, fair is also beautiful, this is not to push the superiority to the other but to promote equality.
I am appalled that any race is subjected to discrimination from other races but, beyond that, we discriminate amongst ourselves. Giving in to the idea that fairness is superior to darkness is ridiculous, then, by this logic every dark complexioned race is inferior to fairer ones so we might as well just take our place at the bottom of this self-imposed race hierarchy. I’m sorry, I didn’t realise that we were living in the 19th century where ignorance and prejudice outweighed morality and egalitarianism.
I am proud of my skin colour and my race and this is party due to growing up in a wonderfully multi-cultural society. I am not saying I have not experienced racism, especially as a child, ignorance and superiority is everywhere, but never from my own race. Never have I been told that my education, job prospects, social status or marital status are dependant on the shade of my beautifully brown skin and I cannot imagine the sort of inferiority complex that such ideals impose on the young people today.
I am half Sri-Lankan Tamil; dark-skinned and proud to be so. At 21 years old, my education, my job prospects, my social status and my marital status are just that; MINE, and I will not allow ignorance to give any other impression.
Me on my 25th birthday.
I turned 25 this year and I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing and I was looking for advice on how to navigate this crazy adventure that is my 20’s. So for my birthday I asked my family to write a letter to themselves…
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Gag reel? What? Sherlock doesn’t make mistakes…
An illustration I did for Instinct Magazine on unfair Adoption cases.
This should have thousands of notes.
84,908 and counting.
I reblog this every time it comes up on my dash. Such a powerful message.
OK this is not a joke I need to get as much attention as possible!! I need to reach someone that knows her in real life!! reblog this pic and reblog my post that says help!! I have been begging since yesterday and I will keep on begging all day today!! please keep reblogging until someone can help! I have tried to contact tumblr management and have been arguing for countless hours with suicide hotlines.. If they won’t do anything we need to find someone who will!! please help.. I’ve reached a level of desperation I didn’t know existed!!!!!
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LEFT EAR: Mandarin version.
RIGHT EAR: English version.
Enjoy the multiple eargasm…
AAAH YOU ALMOST MADE ME HAVE A LACK OF PERFECTION ON MY BLOG
YOU ARE SO LUCKY I AM AWAKE
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