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    Why Do Some Black People...

    use colorful ways to describe their complexion? For example, I heard someone describing another black person as "caramel-colored," or as "mocha," or "toasted-almond." Is it so hard to simply describe someone as light, medium, or dark brown? Outside of using those descriptions for choosing a make-up shade, I never understood it. People in Metro/DC area do it a lot. These descriptions are not very helpful, so why use them?

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    describe yourself, *well i'm blah blah blah, caramel complexion*

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    well i'm caramel with a pinch of cinnamon and a twist of toasted almond syrup topped with mocha sprinkles. lol

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    i neva know what they talkin bout when they say them things
    im like lite skin, brown skin, or dark skin

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    allayunu ah tek dis ting fi joke...mi serious man! Instead of me saying, I'm "mocha-splashed with a little creme, with a touch of cinnamon," why can't someone just say..de chocolate babe? Specifically, milk chocolate..the warm brown kind...

    That's too much work...just say brown-skinned and be done. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribsun
    allayunu ah tek dis ting fi joke...mi serious man! Instead of me saying, I'm "mocha-splashed with a little creme, with a touch of cinnamon," why can't someone just say..de chocolate babe? I mean...brown-skinned..
    b/c u can't just put all black people in 3 different color categories... there's just too many shades of us. although i just try to keep it simple myself... light, brown, and dark skinned.

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    hell...i'm burnt sugar with spanish creme

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    Quote Originally Posted by PtHova
    i neva know what they talkin bout when they say them things
    im like lite skin, brown skin, or dark skin
    Thank you..I never understood it...it sounds so stupid when someone is describing someone to me and I don't know who the heck they're talking about...light, medium, dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougla Ting
    b/c u can't just put all black people in 3 different color categories... there's just too many shades of us. although i just try to keep it simple myself... light, brown, and dark skinned.
    I know. We have a range of hues to choose from. however, using the basic three keeps it simple, and it makes it more helpful when you are describing someone. I never hear men doe this when they're talking about someone. it's just some crap that women come up with when they don't want to call out someone as light or dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougla Ting
    b/c u can't just put all black people in 3 different color categories... there's just too many shades of us. although i just try to keep it simple myself... light, brown, and dark skinned.

    true but all shades fit into a category
    white people haves shades too
    but what do we call them, whites

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    I once heard that we have over 200 shades of black...dayum...that's a beautiful sight to see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PtHova
    true but all shades fit into a category
    white people haves shades too
    but what do we call them, whites
    white people are pale, olive or tanned

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    Quote Originally Posted by PtHova
    true but all shades fit into a category
    white people haves shades too
    but what do we call them, whites
    yeah..like a white person will call someone "French-vanilla," or "cafe au lait." Please...

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    because we're colorful people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by currygyal
    because we're colorful people...
    you not black you are human remember

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