in august of 2008, p blessed the vsb pulpit with wlsg, an entry which provided a definition for “light skinned points”
Light-skinned point(s). noun. 1) the additional attention that fairer skinned light skinned women receive over their darker-skinneded sisters whether or not their face actually warrants any attention at all. 2) the assumed increase in attractiveness laid before melanin deficient black women…whether or not their face actually warrants any attention at all.
***for those still unclear, just think christine beatty.***
yet, although this term gets the most mileage, its far from the only time black people assign “points”, the possession of an attribute or characteristic that makes a person seem much, much more desirable than they really should be.
here’s 10 more.
1. dark-skinned black male points
single-handedly responsible for the popularity of wesley snipes, taye diggs, and at least two of them 112 n*ggas
2. “she looks good for her age” points
a few years ago i had a 40-something colleague who all of the older (and younger) male teachers were sweating, as well as a few of the students, who’d always remark “damn. if she looks like that now, imagine how fine she was at 25″. i agreed, until i saw a 20 year old yearbook picture of her, and was shocked to see that she looked exactly the same. at 25, she looked like a really good looking 47 year old.
basically, just imagine what’s currently happening to jasmine guy, only the exact opposite
3. poet points
i originally was going to just make it “black male poet points” until i remembered that female poets and spoken word performers have their audiences in a certain trance as well. seriously, if you’re a black spoken word artist and you still can’t get any kind of romantic rhythm, maybe sex with live humans just isn’t in the cards for you now, or ever
4. big, ummmm, “ego” points
put it this way, there’s a reason why at least 15 percent of the cats in every hood have never bothered to get drivers licenses
5. “good” hair points
for many black men, the allure of the “good” hair is just as strong if not stronger than the light skinneded points. seriously, i’ve seen n*ggas do back flips for minotaurs in pumas just because they could imagine playing in their hair
6. “thick for a white girl” points
***cutting and pasting the sentences underneath “good hair points”, and, for those who doubt the power of thick for a white girl points, reminding them of the hood popularity of jenny von oy, despite her strong facededness***
7. black male blogger points
***pleading the fif***
8. “shes a well-adjusted freak” points
because of the peculiar mammy/madonna/whore complex that affects how the black community regards our women, orgasmic women who aren’t sluts but actually get great pleasure out of having jungle monkey matrix sex (and aren’t the least bit shy about admitting it) are at a premium, even if lookswise they happen to be more john kerry than kerry washington.
9. black guy who only dates black women points
if “great, foolproof game” were “getting punked out of your own city“, “letting a group of black women know that you only date black women” would be “braylon freakin edwards”
10. foreign accent points
n*ggas love nan’s (non-american nigg*s) with “exotic” accents more than midgets love ikea. seriously, if you’re a black man or woman who’s having trouble dating, just barricade yourself in your apartment with tapes of hugh grant or penelope cruz for a month and practice sounding exactly like them.
thats it for now.
people of vsb.com, did i miss anything?
are there any other “points” out there that you’ve seen successfully affect someone’s desirability? do you personally possess any “points” and, have you ever been “influenced” by an otherwise unattractive point haver?
the carpet is yours.