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erikdanielle

No he is right! black women do have issues with drugs & alcohol and do have low self esteem! it's just not voiced out. which makes the numbers of reports black women less. and denial is a huge factor as well. . im black as well. . i know. .not all women are but yeah most are.

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what? not all black girls have drug problems, alcohol problems! actually 62% of depressed people are white. It's mostly white girls who have self esteem, black girls do to! But it was very untrue what you said. you are so stupid

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Sarah

Okay, I see where you're coming from a little more and I can agree with that.

That and I think more individuals of varying backgrounds need to be in lead roles in films. I'm not a big movie-goer myself, but so many children watch television and films so often that I keep wondering when there will be more Disney-type movies involving varieties of people and stories instead of just white Cinderellas, etc.

Lainad

Hi Sarah;

Thanks for your comment.

Just to clarify, I do beleive that there are many people who do think that black girls are beautiful and just as worthy as everyone else. We just need to get told that more - from the people around us. I wasn't saying that white folks don't think so - my parents are pretty cool!

But I do think that more diversity in advertising - not just black girls but people of all ethnicites - is needed. We are way ahead of where we were when I was growing up, but as Danielle's post indicated, there is still a long way to go.

Sarah

Wow.

I have no idea where to start. I linked to your blog through BlogHer and the next thing I know, I'm engrossed in reading every post you've ever written.

What this post in particular reminded me of is a little Black girl my husband and I saw in the grocery store a few weeks ago. Her mother was teaching her colors in the produce section, pointing out fruits and vegetables while she tried to remember what the color was: green, orange, yellow, etc. And she was soooo cute, she kept making shy sheep eyes at us, so when her mother was bagging up something, I asked her what her name was and told her she was beautiful and very smart with all of those colors, did she know that?

And I thought I should tell you because if you do one day have girls of your own, I think you should know that there are some people out there who have never thought a little Black girl is any less worthy/adorable/intelligent/etc than any other child.

I don't think it should really matter, but if it does: I'm white.

Lainad

Tru Dat.

Thanks Danielle!

Danielle Belton

And let the church say, "Amen."

But then, you were agreeing with my post and taking it a step further with the fact that BECAUSE agencies don't promote black models, because Madison Avenue does not hire them for campaigns, millions of black girls still grow up thinking like poor Pecola Breedlove, dreaming of that "Bluest Effin' Eye."

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