Are blacks the most racist against blacks than whites are?
ARE black people more prejudiced against dark skin tons than whites are? One study notes that not all blacks are treated the same. Those with darker skins get a raw deal. The darker the skin, the longer the prison sentence:
Villanova researchers studied more than 12,000 cases of African-American women imprisoned in North Carolina and found that women with lighter skin tones received more-lenient sentences and served less time than women with darker skin tones.
The researchers found that light-skinned women were sentenced to approximately 12 percent less time behind bars than their darker-skinned counterparts.
Is that racism or prejudice?
Karen Grigsby Bates writes:
Hue-based hierarchy, of course, is ancient — and also very modern. The difference is many non-American societies are matter-of-fact about the preference for lighter skin. Prospects on the Indian online dating and marriage website Shaadi, for instance, often list themselves as “fair” or “wheat-colored” without embarrassment. Women touted as beautiful throughout Latin America and the Caribbean often range from very fair to cafe au lait. Black Americans are no exception — but they’re also less forthright about the color prejudice that exists within the black community.