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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 9:02am On Mar 28, 2018
Martin0:


maybe when I start teasing you nagrin

Naaa only one person on Nairaland made me cry. cry cry grin
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Martin0(m): 9:04am On Mar 28, 2018
BrideOfDracula:


Martin, please don't. I don't have a father on NL. If I want to reply to something, I'll reply to it. End of story.
I don't see that post as me trying to escalate anything. She said she's gone & I said good.

my baby was fighting today,gringrin so how are you now, did you get any paunchesgrin

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Martin0(m): 9:05am On Mar 28, 2018
khiaa:

Naaa only one person on Nairaland made me cry. cry cry grin

hahahahahahah am gonna meet that persongringrin
so my own sweetie was fighting ehgrin
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Pusyiter(m): 10:02am On Mar 28, 2018
I thought I over heard him saying his maternal grandparents were Dutch?
XhosaNostra:



I think it has a grain of truth, because if you read comments online, most people's 1st impression of him, is that of a Hispanic male. They don't think he is black.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 10:44am On Mar 28, 2018
Martin0:



hahahahahahah am gonna meet that persongringrin

so my own sweetie was fighting ehgrin


No, he broke my heart. cry
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Martin0(m): 12:42pm On Mar 28, 2018
khiaa:


No, he broke my heart. cry

eh shocked like dating, hang on, are you on whatsapp
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Nig4Greatness: 6:24pm On Mar 28, 2018
khiaa:



No, he broke my heart. cry
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Hmmmm...Lol
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 10:36pm On Mar 28, 2018
Nig4Greatness:
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Hmmmm...Lol

Why is that funny? undecided
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 10:41pm On Mar 28, 2018
Martin0:



eh shocked like dating, hang on, are you on whatsapp

No, but we talked on the phone, email, and Nairaland for almost 3 years.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Martin0(m): 6:12am On Mar 29, 2018
khiaa:


No, but we talked on the phone, email, and Nairaland for almost 3 years.

oh my :gahd shocked dammm sorry about that pretty
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Nig4Greatness: 8:51am On Mar 29, 2018
khiaa:


Why is that funny? undecided
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Don't know why I laughed anyway but I kinda love your sincerity but I think you are giving too much of yourself out in the open,not sure if it's gonna serves out the purpose better.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 1:17am On Mar 30, 2018
Nig4Greatness:
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Don't know why I laughed anyway but I kinda love your sincerity but I think you are giving too much of yourself out in the open,not sure if it's gonna serves out the purpose better.

No one knew about us and still don't know who I am referring to, so I'm not open about him it has been private.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by thedragon: 3:09am On Mar 30, 2018
It's from various non-black admixture present in African Americans. Some African Americans are not enough majority black African ancestry. Some are more European white than African black. The more pure black African blood African Americans are usually found in the deep American South where seregation still reigns (segregation is good for African Americans as it preserves their race in a country where they are only about 10% of the population).

Enabled by segregation in American states like Alabama or Mississippi. Deep South African Americans, the purer and darker African American, dominate athletics. They look similar to this:

[img]https://imgur.com/a/JeRZT[/img]



American football already has Nigerian-Americans who can play tough positions. Chidobe Awuzie is a Nigerian-American who plays cornerback and he's very good:

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by thedragon: 3:10am On Mar 30, 2018
XhosaNostra:
No, they aren't eg. Wesley Snipes, Kevin Hart, etc. If they were generally lighter in complexion, then people like Trevor Noah wouldn't be mistaken for a Mexican by black Americans.

Another thing is, America is a multiracial society, so I'm sure the people you carefully selected have mixed bloodline somewhere in their family tree.

Furthermore, not all Africans are darker. Some are lighter, which again depends on the racial makeup of each individual African countries. In South Africa for instance, people tend to be lighter because most of them have mixed ancestry (the good weather also lends a helping hand grin), ranging from Khoisan to Caucasian, that's what happens in countries where there's more than just one race-people sleep with each other & reproduce.

The Khoi are genetically distinct to black Africans and thus don't represent the true spectrum of Black African skin tone anymore than Horners do. Black Africans in general are dark-skinned when they are poor. OP is full of mixed race people like Brazilians.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Nobody: 3:27am On Mar 30, 2018
khiaa:


Very few entertainers do.

You are so correct. Even the average Black Americans don't.
Now they may use an umbrella to keep the sun off of their skin or complain about getting darker or even "wish" they were lighter ....but they very rarely bleach.
It's just not done.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Originalsly: 3:55am On Mar 30, 2018
In short...African Americans have a lighter skin tone because they are not pure bred. Their history has a lot to do with that..... slavery....women being raped by Whites. Then the indoctrination. .... lighter is better than darker.... for the last 40 years or so...Black and Proud is what it is....while Black is Beautiful is becoming taboo in Africa. Don't worry...very soon ... mainly by force. ... Africans will bleach themselves and become generally fairer than African Americans.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by XhosaNostra(f): 9:49am On Mar 30, 2018
Pusyiter:
I thought I over heard him saying his maternal grandparents were Dutch?

Swiss/German father & Xhosa mother.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Nobody: 12:38am On Apr 06, 2018
khiaa:


We are not an admixture of the Chinese. angry

That's not entirely true. My mother traced her dna to Cameroon,British, Native American, and SouthEast Asian. Of course, the SouthEast Asian, and Native American components were small and generations ago. What Im saying is AA bloodline is complicated, DNA analysis proves this to be true.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Nobody: 1:24am On Apr 06, 2018
HORRORIZON:
Lol @ someone claiming AA bleach. We are not known for bleaching, it's extremely rare and highly looked down upon. You will be extremely ridiculed if it's found out that you bleached. The only time I've ever heard of an AA bleaching is if it was for reasons related to vitiligo as is the case with Michael Jackson. Some with this condition have bleached their skin in order to make it one even tone. AA as a whole are naturally lighter toned on average due to the fact of that we have about 30% mixture with lighter toned races, primarily European and Native. Additionally, our African roots are substantially derived from Igbo and other African ethnic groups in which are known for having a rather large light complected demographic.

(looking around) Who's bleaching?? I'm brown-skinned and I know no one including myself who has bleached. Im glad you cleared this up.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by khiaa(f): 7:01am On Apr 06, 2018
hiawathia81:


That's not entirely true. My mother traced her dna to Cameroon,British, Native American, and SouthEast Asian. Of course, the SouthEast Asian, and Native American components were small and generations ago. What Im saying is AA bloodline is complicated, DNA analysis proves this to be true.

Your mother's bloodline does not represent all A.A. and besides, those tests are bogus. undecided
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Nobody: 1:53am On Feb 01
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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by morpheus24: 5:26pm On Feb 01


That's not entirely true. My mother traced her dna to Cameroon,British, Native American, and SouthEast Asian. Of course, the SouthEast Asian, and Native American components were small and generations ago. What Im saying is AA bloodline is complicated, DNA analysis proves this to be true.

Spot on and please don't mind people who don't understand DNA tests and what the results actually mean.

AA's have admixture in them and are generally lighter in complexion to native Africans. A simple test of the cast of Black panther will attest to this. the AA characters are generally lighter than their African counterparts.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by morpheus24: 5:31pm On Feb 01
thedragon:


The Khoi are genetically distinct to black Africans and thus don't represent the true spectrum of Black African skin tone anymore than Horners do. Black Africans in general are dark-skinned when they are poor. OP is full of mixed race people like Brazilians.

The Khoi are as genetically distinct to Yoruba as are Yoruba to the Dinka tribes. They are genetically African in every sense of the word but have a much older genetic makeup.

The term Black African encompasses all who are predominantly African in genetic makeup and appearance, this would include your Ethiopians, Sudanese, bantu, khoi, sene-gambian and the likes.

Africans do not have one skin tone expression and generally speaking are a dark brown as opposed to a jet black skin tone. AA's would display these variations as well outside of any mixtures but would tend to have lighter tones because of admixtures as well.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by NileValley: 6:41pm On Feb 01
ripmyheartout:
Why do African Americans generally have lighter skin tone than Africans?

The first picture is a Bi-racial woman.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by NileValley: 6:42pm On Feb 01
Nobody: the lady are u are quoting is not even Nigerian but South Africa why are u even talking about Nigerian? the topic here is not even about Nigerians. pls leave my country alone thanks.


You filthy Jamaican,you're not Nigerian you're just a wannabe.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by ThatIjawBoy(m): 11:09pm On Feb 01
NileValley:


You filthy Jamaican,you're not Nigerian you're just a wannabe.
me a Jamaican? grin grin grin dude you are crazy
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by NileValley: 11:52pm On Feb 01
ThatIjawBoy:
me a Jamaican? grin grin grin dude you are crazy

No i'm talking about the user "Nobody".
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by NileValley: 12:30am On Feb 02
Originalsly:
Don't worry...very soon ... mainly by force. ... Africans will bleach themselves and become generally fairer than African Americans.

You don't know anything , countries llike Rwanda,Ivory Coast,Ghana,Kenya and South Africa have all banned skin bleaching creams. You wish Africans were self-hating skin bleachers but it will never be the case. The most known skin bleachers in the world are Black Americans like Michael Jackson,Lil Kim,Azalea Banks and many others.

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Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by Originalsly: 12:58am On Feb 02
NileValley:


You don't know anything , countries llike Rwanda,Ivory Coast,Ghana,Kenya and South Africa have all banned skin bleaching creams. You wish Africans were self-hating skin bleachers but it will never be the case. The most known skin bleachers in the world are Black Americans like Michael Jackson,Lil Kim,Azalea Banks and many others
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Good to learn those countries banned bleaching creams. Why not Nigeria?.. fear of a revolution? Black Americans?...notorious skin bleaches?..no they are not. You bleach ...Black Americans will come for you. .Michael Jackson caught hell from them for bleaching....they never bought his vitiligo excuse. Latinos...Puerto Ricans in particular....and Indians bleach a whole lot.
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by ThatIjawBoy(m): 7:26am On Feb 02
NileValley:


No i'm talking about the user "Nobody".
I'm the one undecided
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by ThatIjawBoy(m): 7:27am On Feb 02
NileValley:


You don't know anything , countries llike Rwanda,Ivory Coast,Ghana,Kenya and South Africa have all banned skin bleaching creams. You wish Africans were self-hating skin bleachers but it will never be the case. The most known skin bleachers in the world are Black Americans like Michael Jackson,Lil Kim,Azalea Banks and many others.
They are still using bleaching creams in Ghana undecided
Re: Why Do African Americans Generally Have Lighter Skin Tone Than Africans? by ThatIjawBoy(m): 7:29am On Feb 02
Originalsly:

Good to learn those countries banned bleaching creams. Why not Nigeria?.. fear of a revolution? Black Americans?...notorious skin bleaches?..no they are not. You bleach ...Black Americans will come for you. .Michael Jackson caught hell from them for bleaching....they never bought his vitiligo excuse. Latinos...Puerto Ricans in particular....and Indians bleach a whole lot.
Black Americans bleach oooo, you clearly have no idea lipsrsealed even in Ghana they still use bleaching creams

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