Is there any evidence it all started with slavery? All over the world light skin is preferred over dark skin, whether there is a history of slavery or not. It’s that way in Africa and India too, and in the Arab world. Not only that, but this has been the case at least since Biblical times. So no, it is not “the white man’s fault”.
Also, why the emphasis on females? Isn’t it true that black women, even the lighter ones, have a preference for dark-skinned men?
If this is a problem, why not go after the media – that insists on portraying black men with white women so frequently? We should insist that they show white men with black women more often – but I don’t see this happening any time soon.
It should also be noted, though it is not nice to say it, that most of the women in that video would be ugly regardless of their skin color. The more I think about it, the more the movie looks like a (pardon the expression) bitch session for ugly women. I also wonder if they have figured out that choosing dark-skinned men for their “baby-daddies” causes their daughters to be dark-skinned. Perhaps genetics is not their forte’.
What is the link between dark skin and ugliness? In my view, a woman can be both very dark and very beautiful; I don’t see a contradiction. But most of the world disagrees with me. Most of the world has disagreed with me for a very long time. Therefore handsome, high-status, males would generally marry light-skinned women. We certainly see that trend today, whether it’s sports stars or royalty. There is also the rough correlation between higher I.Q.’s and lighter skin color. Higher I.Q.’s mean a better shot at higher social status. Higher status means more options in women. More options means the higher I.Q. men will pick lighter skinned women. The cycle reinforces itself. Over generations, the result would be that good-looking people would tend to be lighter-skinned and have higher I.Q.’s.
Ironically, the above dynamic might work more efficiently in a mixed-up, multiracial, world. Such a society would end up being highly polarized based on I.Q. as described in The Bell Curve. Except that light skin and good looks would also be concentrated at the right of the curve. Those women in the video are essentially complaining that they were born too far on the left of the bell curve when it comes to looks. Their descendants are likely to be on the left of the bell curve when it comes to I.Q. as well.