Race & Politics, Theory & Essay

The Mirror. Pt. II

You know, it pains me greatly that I’m only able to read the comments on here and not respond to them while I’m at work. Clearly, I’m not paying my IT guy enough.

Ahem.

If I ruffled some feathers yesterday…good. I’m okay with that. Gem of the Ocean got it right, if everybody always responded in the affirmative of our posts, VSB would be a very boring place to be. When I chose the women that I picked, I did expect that it would piss some people off. I saw the color thing right away, and even did that semi-on purpose.

I will say that I’m a bit surprised at how personally some people took it though. And for those individuals who feel the need to take shots at me, that’s fine, I can take it just as well as I can dish it. Telling me that my post is stupid or that I need to grow up or that my very smart brotha status is negated…lol. I’d love to say that it hurts my feelings, or that I’ve seen the error of my ways but I haven’t. This blog isn’t supposed to make everybody feel better about themselves or God forbid should I be responsible for the esteem issues of Black woman (or Black people) in America. The Champ and I write this blog b/c we like to have fun with our opinions. Sometimes it pisses people off and that’s okay. Occasionally we shed light on bigger issues and start a positive discourse about a segment of the community that needs addressing. Sometimes we just get ignant. It’s our party and we’ll cry if we want to.

Being as its our party, I’d like to say that I’m open to all comments, even below the belt ones, as long as they are about and directed towards me.  There’s no reason for anybody to drag anybody’s family into ANY discussion, disrespectfully.  For the most part, we try to act like a big ass dysfunctional family around here, but still, there are certain lines you just don’t cross.  Those that chose to cross those lines – both maliciously and intentionally – will be dealt with accordingly.  In this instance, constant disrespectful comments aimed at my daughter aren’t gonna fly.  If you’re the type of person who thinks those types of comments are okay, then you can go one yourself (and thanks to those who voiced their disdain when I couldn’t).  If you have an issue with what I say, take it up with me.  Now, if you want to respectfully refer to my daughter (or anybody else’s family for that matter) it’s one thing, but blatant disrespect for disrespect’s sake?  C’mon now, that’s unnecessary and heavily frowned upon.

Heavily.

With that said, Jack Ryan, you ask some legitimate, valid questions.  In fact, a lot of people did and maybe at some point, I’ll address them. Maybe.

A lot of people have stated, very respectfully, that they disagree with my rankings and what I’m saying and have listed good reasons. I respect that, that’s fine. We’re all entitled to our opinions. It is my list and truly, if I were to do this list 20 times, it would include 20 different sets of people. But honestly, what does MY list have to do with your opinion? Hell, you want to know why I’m even ranking women?

Because I can.

Simple as that.

You can disagree with it if you want. Clearly some people do. I’m okay with that. But respect my right to do so. And remember. We ALL RANK PEOPLE. Some people use numbers. Some of you women have done exactly what the Champ said. Some cat has approached you and you’ve wondered why he had the audacity to do so considering how good you look and how ungood he looked. It’s happened to everybody. How that translated into my being a 3 acting like an 8 is beyond me…which is funny on so many levels since folks are complaining about lists and rankings then trying to attribute one to me…EXCEPT clearly bitter as the f*ck , going out of their way to make me seem like a hermit crab who needs Jesus and some Duke in order to be considered a possible contender for even a woman that would rate as a 4.

LOL. You’ve GOT to be shitting me.

And for the record, my head is not big. My hat size proves that. I wear a size 7 – when I have hair. I have some hats that are 6 7/8. Get off my log.

Gem of the Ocean states:

“though i will say that i (personally) don’t buy the whole argument that PJ is very “tongue-in-cheek” with his rhetoric and that EVERYBODY should just know when he’s trying to be funny. becuz the truth of the matter is (a) not everybody who reads this site has been following for a long time and (b) a history of posts written for entertainment value only (with little seriousness) doesn’t necessarily have baring on the current situation. furthermore, just becuz it was MEANT to be taken jokingly doesn’t mean it WILL BE. esp if it has struck so many nerves more than tickled funny bones.

i hope the VSBs are very aware of this, and if they are the VSBs we assume them to be, they own it and recognize the repercussions and backlash this post has garnered. lessons may have been learned from the discourse sparked here today… and the world, indeed, will continue to rotate on its axis.”

Though everybody doesn’t know when I’m being funny or hasn’t been here since the beginning, you have some responsibility to know what the f*ck you’re reading. This post was written very tongue-in-cheek and intended to be assholish. I succeeded. If something I wrote struck such a nerve with so many people, then good. Maybe this stuff is bigger than my post because truly, things that have been said in the comments of so many posts are WAY worse than what I’ve written here. Yet, all of a sudden I’m a villain who’s not very smart. Come the f*ck on. (By the way, this isn’t directed at you Gem, I just found your comment to be one of the most telling and gets closest to the point of folks frustration, so thank you, overall I think you made some very good points).

I’m kind of on the fence about lessons learned. Do I a) try to be more compassionate in what I write and attempt not to ruffle feathers? Or b) keep on doing what I’ve been doing and just take the licks that come with it. Honestly, I think most folks were up in arms b/c I assigned certain celebrities to rankings and that forced a lot of people to look and say, “he thinks Sanaa is a 7? Who the f*ck does he think he is? He’s clearly a delusional mudduck who needs to be put in his place. If he thinks Sanaa is a 7 he’d probably have the audacity to say that I’m a 2. This bastard must think he’s important. He’s not. Panama, you f*cking suck.” I feel like a lot of mental convos went that way.

And that’s fair, except if you’re secure in your own sh*t, you’d realize that this post is about as serious as any number of other posts that I’ve written of equal questionability. That sentence reads weird, but I think you get my point.

A hit dog will holler.

Problem is, I wasn’t even really throwing rocks. Some of you jumped under the damn rocks. Which is slightly amazing, slightly impressive, and all kinds of problematic.

Anyway, I still love you all no matter what you think of me or how smart I am (or aren’t). And I’ll be a 4, or a 3. I’m okay with that. I’m still sexxy and I still get to be Panama Jackson.

My life is good.

And in the event that you REALLY have a bone to pick with me, since I can’t access the site from work right now, feel free to email me at contact@verysmartbrothas.com.  I’ll respond.

On a side note, I’d be interested to see (since I’m so damn colorstruck, typical, and counter-revolutionary <– that one actually made me smile a little) what rankings you all would make for women, IF YOU HAD TOO. Since I only have lightskint chicks (though to my knowledge Gabby Union ain’t lightskint, but I suppose I could be wrong), who would YOU put at the top? Michelle Obama? Oprah? India. Arie??? And you can’t run with that Lauryn Hill stuff now, b/c now she looks like a hot ass mess. Y’all want the darkskinned women at the top, put them there. Show me where I MESSED up. I’m disrespecting my darker skinned sisters in favor of the Alicia Keys of the world, well, fix it.

Let’s make a list people.

But remember, be prepared for that very same backlash you threw at me if you decide to put Grace Jones at the top b/c she’s dark and lovely as opposed to actually pretty. And people, I don’t give a F*CK about their personality. I’m a man. How does she look?

Monk, you may have gotten your wish.

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka THE BAD GUY aka TANGLE JIG P aka GIIIIIIIIRL, HE A 3

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Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future.

Previously

The Mirror.

  • http://nextbigthing.blogsome.com Hostess

    Hostess=10. She’s brown.

    The end.

    ~Hostess
    “Solving problems since 1982!

    • sisanda

      Hahahahaha…short and to the point!!

    • sisanda

      Hahahahaha…short and to the point!!

    • Bailey

      Love it! LOL.

    • Bailey

      Love it! LOL.

    • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

      @Hostess,

      I wanna share the top with you too! :)

    • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

      @Hostess,

      I wanna share the top with you too! :)

  • http://nextbigthing.blogsome.com Hostess

    Hostess=10. She’s brown.

    The end.

    ~Hostess
    “Solving problems since 1982!

  • http://nextbigthing.blogsome.com Hostess

    I just wanted to be first. Now that I got that out of the way, I think I might be drunk. I’m not totally sure though.

    In completely unrelated news, did anyone see the episode of the post-reguluh-season Bachelor? I was out, forgot to TiVo and I NEED to know what I missed. Don’t judge me!!

    • Lili

      @ Hostess,
      Man, I TOOOOOOTALLY forgot to watch that! I made a mental reminder and still forgot. :-(

      *Darn those Real Housewives of New York!*

      • maria

        just you tube it…the ellen show is going to have all of them on, individually, this week if you wanna record that..should catch you up and let you see everyone’s reaction, comments etc.

      • maria

        just you tube it…the ellen show is going to have all of them on, individually, this week if you wanna record that..should catch you up and let you see everyone’s reaction, comments etc.

    • Lili

      @ Hostess,
      Man, I TOOOOOOTALLY forgot to watch that! I made a mental reminder and still forgot. :-(

      *Darn those Real Housewives of New York!*

    • Datalore

      I watched…

      They spent the first 20 minutes recapping the finale and the first ATFR.

      Then they brought out 5(?) of the former bachelorettes for their comment. Most (especially Stephanie) supported Jason and his decision. Only one of them disagreed and called Jason out for his wackness.

      This was followed by a comments from the audience. I believe two agreed with what Jason did (“you have to follow your heart”) and two thought Jason should have never proposed in the first place if he was “in love with two women” and “so torn up about dismissing Molly”.

      Then the happy couple come out and their basically happy, taking it slow, etc.

      I have to admit, I fell asleep here…I can’t stand either one of them.

      Jillan was announced as the next bachlorette.

    • Datalore

      I watched…

      They spent the first 20 minutes recapping the finale and the first ATFR.

      Then they brought out 5(?) of the former bachelorettes for their comment. Most (especially Stephanie) supported Jason and his decision. Only one of them disagreed and called Jason out for his wackness.

      This was followed by a comments from the audience. I believe two agreed with what Jason did (“you have to follow your heart”) and two thought Jason should have never proposed in the first place if he was “in love with two women” and “so torn up about dismissing Molly”.

      Then the happy couple come out and their basically happy, taking it slow, etc.

      I have to admit, I fell asleep here…I can’t stand either one of them.

      Jillan was announced as the next bachlorette.

  • http://nextbigthing.blogsome.com Hostess

    I just wanted to be first. Now that I got that out of the way, I think I might be drunk. I’m not totally sure though.

    In completely unrelated news, did anyone see the episode of the post-reguluh-season Bachelor? I was out, forgot to TiVo and I NEED to know what I missed. Don’t judge me!!

  • Ms. Hall

    @ Panama,

    I think you need Jesus just for mentioning Duke. Who remembers that? Hahaha

    Moral of the story: Talk about Panama’s fam, get punished with a loooong a$$ post. LOL.

    **sidenote: I asked yesterday but would someone explain the “put the lotion in the basket” reference? What does that mean?**

    • Leila

      “Moral of the story: Talk about Panama’s fam, get punished with a loooong a$$ post.”

      lol!

      • maria

        “put the lotion in the basket” is a from silence of the lambs, when that crazy dude is lowering the lotion into a basket for the captive girl he has locked in that well…he constantly refers to that chick as “it” in order to dehumanize her and objectify her… “it puts the lotion in the basket”

        • Ms. Hall

          @ maria,

          thank you. :-)

          • nikiloveli

            Also,

            It puts the lotion on it’s skin, or else it gets the hose again.

          • nikiloveli

            Also,

            It puts the lotion on it’s skin, or else it gets the hose again.

        • Ms. Hall

          @ maria,

          thank you. :-)

      • maria

        “put the lotion in the basket” is a from silence of the lambs, when that crazy dude is lowering the lotion into a basket for the captive girl he has locked in that well…he constantly refers to that chick as “it” in order to dehumanize her and objectify her… “it puts the lotion in the basket”

    • Leila

      “Moral of the story: Talk about Panama’s fam, get punished with a loooong a$$ post.”

      lol!

    • shay_d_lady

      Moral of the story: Talk about Panama’s fam, get punished with a loooong a$$ post. LOL.

      He.ll we lucky thats all. he could a pulled a puffy and shut the whole VSB down this week or worse a Pimp C (RIP…moment of silence) and we back remember Pimp C said he dont take kindly to mofos talking that shyt bout him if I remember correctly he said (you talk about me and mine and im comin to find ya, you gone smell my cologne,.. Issey Miyake(sp?)….LOL but on the real.it gets that serious when you talk about someones family that is uncalled for….

      • shay_d_lady

        oh and I know that everyone is someone family.. I mean Rain Pryor got a momma, but its different when you make it personal..we all know saying her momma wont do shyt but saying YO Momma? ummhmm..yall know what that will do….
        and if you dont like my opinion? I bet, BET you wont knock this stick of my shoulder…….LOL

        • Me fail english?

          “I bet, BET you wont knock this stick of my shoulder…….LOL”

          lmao. I’ll give someone a dollar to push “shay-d’s mother off the roof”!

          fight…Fight…FIGHT!

        • Me fail english?

          “I bet, BET you wont knock this stick of my shoulder…….LOL”

          lmao. I’ll give someone a dollar to push “shay-d’s mother off the roof”!

          fight…Fight…FIGHT!

      • shay_d_lady

        oh and I know that everyone is someone family.. I mean Rain Pryor got a momma, but its different when you make it personal..we all know saying her momma wont do shyt but saying YO Momma? ummhmm..yall know what that will do….
        and if you dont like my opinion? I bet, BET you wont knock this stick of my shoulder…….LOL

    • shay_d_lady

      Moral of the story: Talk about Panama’s fam, get punished with a loooong a$$ post. LOL.

      He.ll we lucky thats all. he could a pulled a puffy and shut the whole VSB down this week or worse a Pimp C (RIP…moment of silence) and we back remember Pimp C said he dont take kindly to mofos talking that shyt bout him if I remember correctly he said (you talk about me and mine and im comin to find ya, you gone smell my cologne,.. Issey Miyake(sp?)….LOL but on the real.it gets that serious when you talk about someones family that is uncalled for….

  • Ms. Hall

    @ Panama,

    I think you need Jesus just for mentioning Duke. Who remembers that? Hahaha

    Moral of the story: Talk about Panama’s fam, get punished with a loooong a$$ post. LOL.

    **sidenote: I asked yesterday but would someone explain the “put the lotion in the basket” reference? What does that mean?**

  • charli skipper

    ugh! i’m so mad that i missed yesterday’s post….after scrolling through it (sad that i have that much time on my hands, ain’t it?) i really don’t understand why it got so tense…..especially with all the delightful mentions of rain pryor….i just think some people or their fam have been @ the receiving end of too many ugly/colorstruck-ism-ness jokes and thought vsb would be their safe haven…i understand how the people who got offended might feel, i just don’t see how THAT post was the tipping point.
    ionknow.

    • charli skipper

      although i did think the ranking of the women was random…but that’s neither here nor there…

    • charli skipper

      although i did think the ranking of the women was random…but that’s neither here nor there…

    • charli skipper

      one last thing: brown girl, reporting for duty. heeeeeeeeeeyyyyy.

      ok, like the hostess, i too may be a little ‘spirited.’ sue me.

    • charli skipper

      one last thing: brown girl, reporting for duty. heeeeeeeeeeyyyyy.

      ok, like the hostess, i too may be a little ‘spirited.’ sue me.

  • charli skipper

    ugh! i’m so mad that i missed yesterday’s post….after scrolling through it (sad that i have that much time on my hands, ain’t it?) i really don’t understand why it got so tense…..especially with all the delightful mentions of rain pryor….i just think some people or their fam have been @ the receiving end of too many ugly/colorstruck-ism-ness jokes and thought vsb would be their safe haven…i understand how the people who got offended might feel, i just don’t see how THAT post was the tipping point.
    ionknow.

  • buh_buh_hotep

    He’s not colorstruck, but Panama can’t list any darker skinned women who are “actually pretty.”

    VSB didn’t have to help Panama list “lightskint” pretty women, but VSB must construct the entire list of pretty darker skinned women in Panama’s stead.

    Panama is not colorstruck.

    • charli skipper

      maybe we should all just gather around and watch a ‘tyra.’ she’d know what to do.

      • ofloveandotherdemons

        LMAO. Effing h3ll, I nearly fell off my chair at that one. God, Tyra is a effing nutcase but I love her. I can’t watch her talk show though. There is only so much pandering/narcassim mix I can deal with in half an hour, and she exceeds that limit by a thousand fold.
        ANTM starts March 4. Yeahhh, don’t judge I love Ms. and Mr Jay, and Nigel Baker (he’d get it, every which way from Sunday)

        • kmplx

          LMFAO! preach on the ANTM and Nigel… ooooh nigel!

        • kmplx

          LMFAO! preach on the ANTM and Nigel… ooooh nigel!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

          He’s one of those good looking guys I feel would probably be whack in the sack. He’s nice to look at but he seems a bit too timid/cheesy to really get down to business.

          I will be watching tonight though.

          • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

            Don’t sleep on the English dudes, girl. Please believe that. ;)

            • nia

              Do tell!!

              • Ms. Sula

                See what had happened was…

                Naaaa… I’ll wait for the post on “List chexual prowess by nationalities” to talk about it. :lol:

                (I should get off this blog, and meet my deadline, darnit!)

              • Ms. Sula

                See what had happened was…

                Naaaa… I’ll wait for the post on “List chexual prowess by nationalities” to talk about it. :lol:

                (I should get off this blog, and meet my deadline, darnit!)

            • nia

              Do tell!!

          • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

            Don’t sleep on the English dudes, girl. Please believe that. ;)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

          He’s one of those good looking guys I feel would probably be whack in the sack. He’s nice to look at but he seems a bit too timid/cheesy to really get down to business.

          I will be watching tonight though.

      • ofloveandotherdemons

        LMAO. Effing h3ll, I nearly fell off my chair at that one. God, Tyra is a effing nutcase but I love her. I can’t watch her talk show though. There is only so much pandering/narcassim mix I can deal with in half an hour, and she exceeds that limit by a thousand fold.
        ANTM starts March 4. Yeahhh, don’t judge I love Ms. and Mr Jay, and Nigel Baker (he’d get it, every which way from Sunday)

    • charli skipper

      maybe we should all just gather around and watch a ‘tyra.’ she’d know what to do.

    • Ms. Hall

      @ buh_buh_hotep,

      “VSB didn’t have to help Panama list “lightskint” pretty women, but VSB must construct the entire list of pretty darker skinned women in Panama’s stead.

      Panama is not colorstruck.”

      Honestly I can’t come up with a full list of pretty dark-skinned women either. Confidence would have me add myself to the list but y’all don’t know me. The main problem is composing a list of currently-in-the-spotlight personalities. I thought of Beverly Johnson, Roshamba, Naomi Campbell, Angela Bassett, Kenya Moore, Keisha Knight Pulliam…wait. Keisha’s pretty current.

      I’d like to add Rudy to the list. Not sure where to rank her though.

      • maria

        Kellita Smith is pretty..

        • Ms. Hall

          @ maria

          “Kellita Smith is pretty…”

          Who?…Oh (after checking photo on Google.) I agree But is she considered dark-skinned? If she is then I think I could add some others to the list.

          • http://adopefiend.blogspot.com Dope fiend

            yeah she’s pretty and dark-skinned I guess.

            Well she aint yellow, and I think that’s what people had problems with yesterday.

            To be honest when you think about it PJ was naming celebs…and we know what the industry is like for ethnic minorities. Especially African-American/European women.

            Western society want to market and sell something that appeals to their biggest audience, which is lets face it white people. It’s the same thing in Asia too. They prefer the white Asians over the darker ones, who are not seen as so pretty. So an African American/European woman in the media is more than LIKELY to be light skinned.

            The stigma that dark is ugly has still not left the forefront of the media…so really if PJ was struggling to find some pretty dark-skinned “celebs” then it really isn’t his fault.

            that’s enough intellect for the day.

            • Ms. Hall

              @ Dope fiend,

              “yeah she’s pretty and dark-skinned I guess.” (about Kellita Smith)

              If she’s dark then I guess I better put myself in the “charcoal” category.

              I agree with your thoughts on the industry. They even lighten up Beyonce from time to time.

              • http://adopefiend.blogspot.com Dope Fiend

                @ms. Hall…I’ll join u in the “charcoal” category LOL!

                Yeah they make B look white…its a shame i tell you!

              • http://adopefiend.blogspot.com Dope Fiend

                @ms. Hall…I’ll join u in the “charcoal” category LOL!

                Yeah they make B look white…its a shame i tell you!

              • Ms. Sula

                Is there a category for “past-charcoal”? I think I might need that.

              • Ms. Sula

                Is there a category for “past-charcoal”? I think I might need that.

            • Ms. Hall

              @ Dope fiend,

              “yeah she’s pretty and dark-skinned I guess.” (about Kellita Smith)

              If she’s dark then I guess I better put myself in the “charcoal” category.

              I agree with your thoughts on the industry. They even lighten up Beyonce from time to time.

          • http://adopefiend.blogspot.com Dope fiend

            yeah she’s pretty and dark-skinned I guess.

            Well she aint yellow, and I think that’s what people had problems with yesterday.

            To be honest when you think about it PJ was naming celebs…and we know what the industry is like for ethnic minorities. Especially African-American/European women.

            Western society want to market and sell something that appeals to their biggest audience, which is lets face it white people. It’s the same thing in Asia too. They prefer the white Asians over the darker ones, who are not seen as so pretty. So an African American/European woman in the media is more than LIKELY to be light skinned.

            The stigma that dark is ugly has still not left the forefront of the media…so really if PJ was struggling to find some pretty dark-skinned “celebs” then it really isn’t his fault.

            that’s enough intellect for the day.

        • Ms. Hall

          @ maria

          “Kellita Smith is pretty…”

          Who?…Oh (after checking photo on Google.) I agree But is she considered dark-skinned? If she is then I think I could add some others to the list.

      • maria

        Kellita Smith is pretty..

      • Me fail english?

        I would call half the women on that list brown skinned. But that’s a whole nother powder keg.

        Smh@ this “very special episode of vsb”. This worse than mr. Drummond wrapping up the dudley episode. I hope this don’t count as the third post of the week! *insomnia* :(

        • http://adopefiend.blogspot.com Dope Fiend

          @Me fail english?

          “This worse than mr. Drummond wrapping up the dudley episode.”

          You know!

          • Me fail english?

            “Now the world don’t move
            to the beat of just one drum.

            What might be right for you,
            May not be right for some…”

            ^All that needed to be said.

          • Me fail english?

            “Now the world don’t move
            to the beat of just one drum.

            What might be right for you,
            May not be right for some…”

            ^All that needed to be said.

        • http://adopefiend.blogspot.com Dope Fiend

          @Me fail english?

          “This worse than mr. Drummond wrapping up the dudley episode.”

          You know!

      • Me fail english?

        I would call half the women on that list brown skinned. But that’s a whole nother powder keg.

        Smh@ this “very special episode of vsb”. This worse than mr. Drummond wrapping up the dudley episode. I hope this don’t count as the third post of the week! *insomnia* :(

      • mssmtaylor

        Vanessa Bell Calloway
        Gabby Union (kinda)
        Me (haha but im not really dark, just wanted to rate myself)
        ummm dang I cant seem to think of any.
        Keisha Knight Pullem (Rudy) (She was a hot ass mess in Madea goes to jail)
        Jazmine Sullevin
        Monique
        Kellie Roland
        I really cant think of any (omg she’s so pretty) actresses
        Sanaa Lathan

        • V Renee

          Sorry but I may have to call a flag on the play for Monique…….I like her and all, but still. Chick won’t even shave her legs.

          • shay_d_lady

            I gotta call flag on Jazmine Sullivan…I wont say shes ugly but I wont be adding her to ANY beauty lists…she can sang though

          • shay_d_lady

            I gotta call flag on Jazmine Sullivan…I wont say shes ugly but I wont be adding her to ANY beauty lists…she can sang though

        • V Renee

          Sorry but I may have to call a flag on the play for Monique…….I like her and all, but still. Chick won’t even shave her legs.

      • mssmtaylor

        Vanessa Bell Calloway
        Gabby Union (kinda)
        Me (haha but im not really dark, just wanted to rate myself)
        ummm dang I cant seem to think of any.
        Keisha Knight Pullem (Rudy) (She was a hot ass mess in Madea goes to jail)
        Jazmine Sullevin
        Monique
        Kellie Roland
        I really cant think of any (omg she’s so pretty) actresses
        Sanaa Lathan

    • Ms. Hall

      @ buh_buh_hotep,

      “VSB didn’t have to help Panama list “lightskint” pretty women, but VSB must construct the entire list of pretty darker skinned women in Panama’s stead.

      Panama is not colorstruck.”

      Honestly I can’t come up with a full list of pretty dark-skinned women either. Confidence would have me add myself to the list but y’all don’t know me. The main problem is composing a list of currently-in-the-spotlight personalities. I thought of Beverly Johnson, Roshamba, Naomi Campbell, Angela Bassett, Kenya Moore, Keisha Knight Pulliam…wait. Keisha’s pretty current.

      I’d like to add Rudy to the list. Not sure where to rank her though.

    • ofloveandotherdemons

      1.) Bubbahotep is a crazy good movie (I always think of it when I see your moniker).

      2.) Laying it on a bit thick? No? I don’t think you can justifiably accuse someone of ‘color-struckness’ based on a post done on a blog. You don’t really know anything about this man’s life, his belief system, experiences, or anything of his dating preferences. (Yeah, go ahead and disregard this if you were being factitious. I can’t tell sometimes).

      3.) Several people in previous discussions have stated that they are not/could not be attracted or date people of the Caucasian persuasion due to the presence of ‘pink’ meat without incurring anyone’s wrath. How is this preference, based also on skin tone, differing from the preference of lighter skinned women? If we label one under ‘personal preference’ shouldn’t we also label the other? Similarly, if we choose to view one as a form of bigotry/discrimination, then shouldn’t we also term the other as such?
      A girl wants to know; all insights we’ll be appreciated.

      • http://nextbigthing.blogsome.com Hostess

        Re #3: ” If we label one under ‘personal preference’ shouldn’t we also label the other?”

        It’s kinda like I can say all day long that I prefer darker men. Nobody will say shyt. In fact, I will get applause for being conscious and loving my Blackness. But uh, let me dare say I like lighter men. All. Hell. Breaks. Loose.

        There are some RIDICULOUS expectations that 63% of Blackness is based on how much you conform to the group think of the so-called enlightened.

        • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

          I talked about this yesterday.

          Women are saying they prefer dark skinned men all other the face of the earth and nary a peep. So the light skinned dudes don’t need love too?

          Ionknow, I’m so very unfamiliar with this color-struckness issue that I think I really, really don’t get it.

          • mssmtaylor

            I really dont get it either.

          • mssmtaylor

            I really dont get it either.

          • V Renee

            Me either.

          • V Renee

            Me either.

        • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Sula

          I talked about this yesterday.

          Women are saying they prefer dark skinned men all other the face of the earth and nary a peep. So the light skinned dudes don’t need love too?

          Ionknow, I’m so very unfamiliar with this color-struckness issue that I think I really, really don’t get it.

      • http://nextbigthing.blogsome.com Hostess

        Re #3: ” If we label one under ‘personal preference’ shouldn’t we also label the other?”

        It’s kinda like I can say all day long that I prefer darker men. Nobody will say shyt. In fact, I will get applause for being conscious and loving my Blackness. But uh, let me dare say I like lighter men. All. Hell. Breaks. Loose.

        There are some RIDICULOUS expectations that 63% of Blackness is based on how much you conform to the group think of the so-called enlightened.

      • buh_buh_hotep

        @ofloveandotherdemons
        He’s not colorstruck, but Panama can’t list any darker skinned women who are “actually pretty.”
        I had difficulty reconciling the two concepts.
        Not trying to lay it on a bit thick.

        To your point 3:
        A heterosexual woman whose personal preference does not favor Asian women might still be capable of acknowledging when an Asian woman is “actually pretty.”

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          ya know, the only reason i put that question to folks is b/c so many folks took issue with my list. so to those individuals, fix it. interestingly, colorstruck is never an adjective anybody who knows me would use to describe me given my dating history. but then again, you DON’T KNOW ME. so, it’s okay.

          just realize, it was one list done. as i said, i could create this list 20 different times with 20 different sets of people depending on the day and where the sun is setting in the sky.

          but oh well, you win some, you lose some.

          and that’s what it’s all about.

          ding!

          • journey78

            Did you just allow us to be free to move about the country with that *ding*?
            I stopped reading the comments yesterday at the first hint of the “colorstruck” convo. It usually goes nowhere but to ignoranceville and judging by today’s post, it did just that. Whoever thought it was cute, witty, charming to disrespect your daughter needs their azz whooped just for being a subprime human being.
            The man did a post using famous women that people thought were attractive. Now it’s his fault that society chooses to elevate lighter skinned women into popular conciousness? How bout the next time you are watching a movie or video, y ou start giving producers, artist etc the feedback that you think those darker skinned women are attractive so that they can get more exposure?

          • journey78

            Did you just allow us to be free to move about the country with that *ding*?
            I stopped reading the comments yesterday at the first hint of the “colorstruck” convo. It usually goes nowhere but to ignoranceville and judging by today’s post, it did just that. Whoever thought it was cute, witty, charming to disrespect your daughter needs their azz whooped just for being a subprime human being.
            The man did a post using famous women that people thought were attractive. Now it’s his fault that society chooses to elevate lighter skinned women into popular conciousness? How bout the next time you are watching a movie or video, y ou start giving producers, artist etc the feedback that you think those darker skinned women are attractive so that they can get more exposure?

          • mssmtaylor

            I honestly dont see what the big deal was yesterday. Some folk too it waaaaay to far judging by the lack of comments today. Its 1:00 pm est and there are only like 66 comments. And as PJ said in his ( if you dont like it..get the hell off my site) post some people got self esteem issues. I didnt take offense yesterday cause mainly I dont give two sh!ts about what anyone thinks of me. The person that said something about his daughter was dead wrong. You dont say ish like that about nobodies baby. We come here for entertainment and to kick sh!t.

            *stepping off soap box*

          • mssmtaylor

            I honestly dont see what the big deal was yesterday. Some folk too it waaaaay to far judging by the lack of comments today. Its 1:00 pm est and there are only like 66 comments. And as PJ said in his ( if you dont like it..get the hell off my site) post some people got self esteem issues. I didnt take offense yesterday cause mainly I dont give two sh!ts about what anyone thinks of me. The person that said something about his daughter was dead wrong. You dont say ish like that about nobodies baby. We come here for entertainment and to kick sh!t.

            *stepping off soap box*

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com Panama Jackson

          ya know, the only reason i put that question to folks is b/c so many folks took issue with my list. so to those individuals, fix it. interestingly, colorstruck is never an adjective anybody who knows me would use to describe me given my dating history. but then again, you DON’T KNOW ME. so, it’s okay.

          just realize, it was one list done. as i said, i could create this list 20 different times with 20 different sets of people depending on the day and where the sun is setting in the sky.

          but oh well, you win some, you lose some.

          and that’s what it’s all about.

          ding!

      • buh_buh_hotep

        @ofloveandotherdemons
        He’s not colorstruck, but Panama can’t list any darker skinned women who are “actually pretty.”
        I had difficulty reconciling the two concepts.
        Not trying to lay it on a bit thick.

        To your point 3:
        A heterosexual woman whose personal preference does not favor Asian women might still be capable of acknowledging when an Asian woman is “actually pretty.”

    • ofloveandotherdemons

      1.) Bubbahotep is a crazy good movie (I always think of it when I see your moniker).

      2.) Laying it on a bit thick? No? I don’t think you can justifiably accuse someone of ‘color-struckness’ based on a post done on a blog. You don’t really know anything about this man’s life, his belief system, experiences, or anything of his dating preferences. (Yeah, go ahead and disregard this if you were being factitious. I can’t tell sometimes).

      3.) Several people in previous discussions have stated that they are not/could not be attracted or date people of the Caucasian persuasion due to the presence of ‘pink’ meat without incurring anyone’s wrath. How is this preference, based also on skin tone, differing from the preference of lighter skinned women? If we label one under ‘personal preference’ shouldn’t we also label the other? Similarly, if we choose to view one as a form of bigotry/discrimination, then shouldn’t we also term the other as such?
      A girl wants to know; all insights we’ll be appreciated.

    • nikiloveli

      You don’t know that man, and you don’t know what he likes. As he and others have stated ad nauseum, it was ONE list. ONE list of RANDOMLY rated women that he finds attractive, and rated accordingly.

      His words:

      “…if I were to do this list 20 times, it would include 20 different sets of people.”

      In fact, he wouldn’t even rate these exact same women the same way each day. Don’t believe me? Ask him next Tuesday.

      More importantly, it’ s not about you. We promise.

    • nikiloveli

      You don’t know that man, and you don’t know what he likes. As he and others have stated ad nauseum, it was ONE list. ONE list of RANDOMLY rated women that he finds attractive, and rated accordingly.

      His words:

      “…if I were to do this list 20 times, it would include 20 different sets of people.”

      In fact, he wouldn’t even rate these exact same women the same way each day. Don’t believe me? Ask him next Tuesday.

      More importantly, it’ s not about you. We promise.

  • buh_buh_hotep

    He’s not colorstruck, but Panama can’t list any darker skinned women who are “actually pretty.”

    VSB didn’t have to help Panama list “lightskint” pretty women, but VSB must construct the entire list of pretty darker skinned women in Panama’s stead.

    Panama is not colorstruck.

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