Is This Shit Still Going On?

The Associated Press reports that a recent promotion for a Detroit club, "Light Skinned Women & all Libras" in Detroit that was to allow all-night free admission to black women with fair or light skin was canceled after the promoter received "dozens" of complaints.

The promoter, one Ulysses Barnes, was quoted as saying "I thought it was brilliant." He also described it as "a party thing." Barnes has also canned the idea of "sexy chocolate" and "sexy caramel" promotions.

He'd better stick to astrological signs and leave the physical characteristics out of it.


Anonymous said...

One of my associates showed me the flyer when it originally circulated on the net. I didn't save the mess. Needless to say, the promoter isn't too "bright" himself for even coming up with the stupid idea.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Sometimes I swear we are just regressing in some of the worst ways... Pathethic!


Melissa Blue said...

He probably thought it was okay since Civil Rights had done it's job.

bettye griffin said...

I think he's been educated in a way he never expected.

Thanks for posting, ladies!

PatriciaW said...


Yasmin said...

Just shameful!

DonnaD said...

To quote Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does."

bettye griffin said...

Thanks for posting, Patricia and Yasmin. I'm glad to see you both find this idea to be in poor taste. We have to come together as a people, not drive ourselves apart.

APGifts said...


Few people ever seem to bother
(or want) to note the fact that
THE DJ (who actually planned
and promoted the cancelled
'Light-Skinned Libra Party'
in Detroit, MI) is, himself,
a person who HAS A skin tone
which is that of being of a
still, he wanted to host a party
in which he publicly rejected
the people with his own features).

Those who drone on and on
about how people who have a
darker-complexion skin tone are
so often 'discriminated against' -
seldom seem to want to also admit
that the people who direct this
'discrimination' against them are
USUALLY also of a dark (not light)
skin-complexion themselves
(ex. friends, relatives,
potential partners, etc.).

Thus, one cannot help but to
feel that the REAL question
should NOT be "Why does it seem
that the lighter complexioned
people are so 'favored'?" - BUT
RATHER - "How can society help
the darker complexioned people
stop rejecting each other?"

Blaming the 'discrimination' -
which is often suffered by the
people who are of a darker skin
complexion - on the simple
"existence of" or the alleged
"favor toward" the 'people with
a lighter skin-complexion' will
NOT result in the 'discrimination'
disappearing - but rather, will
simply serve as a 'SMOKESCREEN'
to distract from the REAL problem
- which clearly seems to be that
of a strong 'SELF-HATRED' embraced
by some darker-complexioned people
that is apparently then PROJECTED
onto other dark-complexioned people.