Dear Kodak Black: Our Black is Beautiful

Rapper, Kodak Black hasn't been out of jail for five minutes yet and he's already making blog headlines. During his Instagram live video, a fan asked him if he would date Keke Palmer. His reply was "KeKe Palmer, she straight. I'll bag her, but I don't really like Black girls like that, sorta kinda." However, he may be sliding in Taylor Swift and J. Lo's DMs as he professed his preference for women like them. After receiving backlash for the statement after his video went viral, he proceeded to "clarify" his statement by posting this on Instagram:

Oh, so now we get it. You love Black women but just don't prefer to date the dark-skinned ones. Hmmm, interesting...Now, I don't want to give this too much energy because...

A. He's ignorant and B. As if I was ever checking for Kodak Black in the first place...

But I do want to say this... It's fine to have a preference in who you choose to date. However, when an artist such as Kodak Black uses his social platform to make a statement disapproving an entire race of women, its very disappointing and sad. It just shows how the European's perception of beauty and superiority has heavily influenced our Black race. So much so that we are comfortable with dissing a whole population of our own race based upon a mere skin tone. It proves that our young black men are growing up and not even seeing the beauty in their own mothers. Rejecting a whole race of women when you are in fact the same race translates to self-hate. We must stop Colorism. It gets us no where. Other races do not down themselves but why must we? It's so crucial to see and appreciate the beauty in ourselves so that our youth will grow up to love what they see in the mirror. Kodak Black is an example of what happens when we don't...

In the words of Beyonce (2017 Grammy's Speech):

"It's important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror — first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys — and see themselves. And have no doubt that they're beautiful, intelligent and capable."

I couldn't have said it better myself! 

Later FABs!