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Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by ezeagu(m): 2:54pm On Feb 01, 2009
I know posts like this have been posted to death on NL, but are there really that much Igbo people that have 'light skin'? Whenever I go to the east, all I see are dark people and I would say about 1/20 are light, give or take. So is it exaggerated? Post your thoughts please.

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by Nobody: 4:57pm On Feb 01, 2009
@ poster

I hope this doesn't degenerate into a tribal fight. Anyways, there are stereotypes everywhere.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by romeo(m): 5:43pm On Feb 01, 2009
My thought is that you're from the Village.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by otele(m): 11:45pm On Feb 01, 2009
romeo:

My thought is that you're from the Village.

hahahaa . . . .

i think igbos are dark skinned like any other africans. perhaps eastern nigeria has a relatively higher number of ''light skin'' individuals. note that what u guys call light skin is dark skin to me. as far as otele is concerned if you are not white, or mixed, you be darki grin grin grin

of course there are those who are yellow (asians), brown etc. but we niggers are dark skinned. kaput.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by Dede1(m): 12:40am On Feb 02, 2009
@Poster

It is not exaggerated.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by londoner: 12:30pm On Feb 02, 2009
Its just as common for an Igbo to be light skinned than to be dark skinned, its not exaggerated at all in my experience. Neither is it uncommon for light skinned Igbo parents to produce dark children and vice versa.

Big deal though.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by Ifygurl: 6:08pm On Feb 02, 2009
There are darkskin and lightskin igbo. In Anambra, we have alot of lightskin and darkskin people, i just think people take it to the highest extreme. Talking about lightskin this, igbo that, lightskin that, igbo this. It gets annoying after awhile.

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by londoner: 10:39am On Feb 03, 2009
Ifygirl, I think it is the non-Igbo's who are obsessed with it though, to Igbo's its nothing out of the ordinary. We are used to seeing it, its common knowledge.

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by spikedcylinder: 11:04am On Feb 03, 2009
I think its because a lot of Igbo men usually have a preference for light skinned "yellow paw paw" type females.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by ezeagu(m): 1:14pm On Feb 03, 2009
otele:

hahahaa . . . .

i think igbos are dark skinned like any other africans. perhaps eastern nigeria has a relatively higher number of ''light skin'' individuals. note that what u guys call light skin is dark skin to me. as far as otele is concerned if you are not white, or mixed, you be darki grin grin grin

of course there are those who are yellow (asians), brown etc. but we niggers are dark skinned. kaput.

Correction, you, nigger, are dark skinned. wink, I'm not a nigger, never was one, never will be. . . .
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by ezeagu(m): 1:17pm On Feb 03, 2009
spikedcylinder:

I think its because a lot of Igbo men usually have a preference for light skinned "yellow paw paw" type females.

Well, others do as well. . . .
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by prittigrrr(f): 5:31pm On Feb 03, 2009
who cares about skin color? we r all black whether we r light or dark.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by ezeagu(m): 6:09pm On Feb 03, 2009
prittigrrr:

who cares about skin color? we r all black whether we r light or dark.

A lot more people than is healthy. . . .

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by Dede1(m): 7:19pm On Feb 03, 2009
prittigrrr:

who cares about skin color? we r all black whether we r light or dark.


No, woman. Africans are not BLACK because the continent of Africa is not synonymous with back. In that regard, people of the world have different shades of skin color and must not be defined with colors out of color chart.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by prittigrrr(f): 10:31pm On Feb 03, 2009
@Dede1

I condede that not all Africans are "black" but I am speaking as an American lady and in America, for many generations, one drop of "black blood" makes you "black" to the larger society. And before you say it, I also concede that there is a huge issue of skin color among African Americans. I just personally find it ridiculous because to the larger society, a dark "black" person is just as "black" as the lightest "black" person.

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by Dede1(m): 3:51am On Feb 04, 2009
prittigrrr:

@Dede1

I condede that not all Africans are "black" but I am speaking as an American lady and in America, for many generations, one drop of "black blood" makes you "black" to the larger society. And before you say it, I also concede that there is a huge issue of skin color among African Americans. I just personally find it ridiculous because to the larger society, a dark "black" person is just as "black" as the lightest "black" person.

I have been schooled on the color chart and there is nothing black about Africans. By the same token, there is nothing white about Europeans. A book in philosophy held the view that it is a display of ignorance to define human beings with colors. If you still want to embrace the imaginary color attributes of human beings, it is all your choice. I have never seen a black blood, it is always red.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by prittigrrr(f): 1:20pm On Feb 04, 2009
Again Dede1, I concede that your words are correct. If you will note, I used the terms "black" and "black blood" in quotes as an attempt to show these terms represent societal uses of the words whether they be accurate or inaccurate. I have no argument with u. Ur words are quite correct. I do; however, disagree somewhat with 1 thing, I have seen at least 1 truly "black" colored person. Several years ago I worked outside during my college years and my arms and legs became black. I was no longer brown at all on these areas. How did this affect my life? IT DIDN'T. I just thought it was amazing and very beautiful. If I were to contract the melanin robbing diseasr vitaligo, and were to lose all coloring in my skin, though my coloring would have changed, I will not be classified with the Europeans with whom I would share some commonality in coloring but would still be seen as "black." And this is why I say it matters not whether one is "light" or "dark". What matters most is WHO YOU ARE and not how you look.

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by comfort3: 8:22pm On Feb 23, 2009
Lightskin Nigerian
Efik
Ibibio
Esan
Auchi
Fulani
Ilesha women.
Kalabari
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by OrumbaS89(f): 8:37pm On Feb 26, 2009
I think that our hue is a bit exggerated among other groups.

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by tpia: 8:50pm On Feb 26, 2009
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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by comfort3: 9:37pm On Mar 27, 2009
:-x
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by AloyEmeka9: 7:12am On Mar 29, 2009
Very foolish thread. I am dark skinned, does that mean i'm Yoruba?
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by tpia: 1:35pm On Mar 29, 2009
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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by presido1: 1:58pm On Mar 29, 2009
Tpia and his Love Emeka are on it again.
Love made in Hell.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by tpia: 2:20pm On Mar 29, 2009
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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by AloyEmeka9: 9:49pm On Mar 29, 2009
Tpia and his Love Emeka are on it again.
Love made in Hell.
Me love that ike nsi. Tufiakwa!
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by tpia: 10:05pm On Mar 29, 2009
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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by presido1: 6:34pm On Mar 31, 2009
Aloy.Emeka:

Me love that ike nsi. Tufiakwa!
Mekus d Mekus nwa hukwara nu gi na anya, mepurunu ya ofu aka ma obu abuo.  tongue tongue
Ka isi juo ya oyi.

Tipia i did not say anything bad about you ohh, just asking him ka ohazie one or two hands cool cool cool
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by tpia: 8:30pm On Mar 31, 2009
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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by ijleke(f): 1:41pm On Apr 01, 2009
@ poster am dark skinned but am Igbo, i guess some igbo men like light skinned women and they force the insecured ones to light there skin.

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Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by ChuckWoody(m): 11:15pm On Apr 04, 2009
I'm dark skin and Igbo by heritage.
Re: Igbo People Being 'light', Is It Exaggerated? by platinumnk(f): 5:06am On Apr 06, 2009
Im brownskinned and Igbo but 80% of my cuzns are fair and my fiance is fair also (Igbo)
My cuz who is very fair , handome and tall with real hazel eyes, told me alot of yourba gals were chasing him in Lagos to get them pregnant.
He married a Igbo girl, she wasnt as fair as him, but their baby was very very fair~

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