Internal racism is based on ignorance and low self esteem. Its when a person is discriminatory against THERE OWN RACE. This is very common in the black race. Most black people whether they admit it or not view beauty in a girl as being light skinned, light eyes, straight hair..basically the farther she is from actually looking black the more beautiful she is. I'll never forget the time when I was over my friends house we were both very cute little girls and were playing "wedding". I did not want to be the groom but I ALWAYS was!! One day I asked her why I had to always be the groom and NEVER the bride. She said because I was darker than her. I was sad for about 5 minutes then began to play again. We are still close friends and she is so embarrassed whenever I bring it up. Now looking back on it I try to wonder where she got her reasoning from and who or what was teaching her these things.
Even more common is most black people refuse to ever want to be 100% black . Most will say they are mixed with some type of Indian, white, Spanish, etc. This is really sad however internal or internalized racism is often unconscious. And a lot of the way African Americans think in this country comes from the music, Rap music in particular. A great example of a Rap artist who relentlessly lashes out at his own race is Lil Wayne. I'm not saying he is the only one for all you Lil Wayne fanatics out there SO RELAX. I'm just using him as an example. So anyway he knowingly reinforces stereotypes that long hindered blacks, and also teaches young
black males that a thuggish stance is the proper response
to a presumptively racist society. His music retards black success. But anyway back to what I was saying despite his own skin complexion, his mom's skin complexion, and his very own daughter's skin complex, relentlessly instills in his listener's mind that women are only beautiful if they are lighter skinned and have "European like" hair. A good example of this is in his song "Right Above" Wayne says.. "Beautiful Black woman, I bet that bi%*# would look BETTER red.".. For those of you who don't know what was meant by this the term red is short for red bone which refers to a female with lighter skin. SO basically what he meant by this is that all black females would look better if they were lighter skinned. It boggles my mind that all in 10 words he called black females out of their name and discriminated against them!! There are many many MANY more examples I could give about him and his internal racism. He can certainly have his own opinion and preference but WHY PUT OTHERS DOWN? Its almost as if he hates himself actually.
In conclusion internal racism AND rap music is the epitome of what is wrong with the minds of millions, blacks look to degrading drug addict entertainers as if there God and believe EVERYTHING they say. Truthfully most rap artist are demoralizing the minds of youth. Its a subtle form of brain washing if you ask me. Thanks for your time . Be sure to comment this one. =)