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J.Cole Makes Some Bold Statements!

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Rapper J.Cole recently opened up to Vibe Magazine  about race & some of the skin shade issues (light skin vs. dark skin) that affect the black community.  When asked about whether he believes black men are affected by the color of their skin tone as much as black women he responded ” I can’t say it for sure but I just think we’re still in America. We’re still Black Americans. Those mental chains are still in us. That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not . . . still pursuing light skin women. There are some women out there that are like, ‘I don’t even like light skin men’ and that’s fine. But Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin. You know what I mean?”

He also said “”That’s just the truth. I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin. I’m not saying that for sure, I’m still as talented as I am and Obama is still as smart as he is, but it’s just a sad truth… I don’t even know if this is going to translate well into text and people not hearing what I’m saying, but it’s a sad reality.”
And finally he ended with ” “So I can only naturally assume it’s probably easier for a light skin male rapper than it might be for a dark skin male rapper. It’s all subconscious s***, nobody’s aware – I think that s*** still subconsciously affects us.”
Basically J. Cole believes that he would not have been as successful as he is as a rapper if he were not light skinned. Do you agree with these statements? Is it really true that light skinned blacks have an advantage over dark skinned blacks? If so, something must be down to break down these barriers!

 

Written by Chioma

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