Undisputed Discusses Colorism

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    Fox Sports’ Undisputed continues to show why they’re superior to ESPN’s First Take. Recently host Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless talked with Chris Broussard about why Steph Curry doesn’t get the respect he deserves in the league in part due to him being “light skin”. Sharpe and Broussard go in depth about colorism historically in the Black community and in sports. At one point during the discussion I was taken back on how they were straight up keeping it 100. Personally I can’t recall something of this nature being discussed extensively on television between Black men in this type of setting. If this conversation had taken place on First Take, there would’ve been sugar coating, pearl clutching and a melt down by Stephen A. Smith.



    After watching the video, I thought about how extensive is colorism with gay dudes? Just like in the video, as Black men (and with my homeboys) we laugh and joke about it with each other but can’t recall ever personally having a direct interaction with someone who was anti-light skin when it came to their dating choices. On the other hand I’m aware of one dude I encountered decades ago who had a ‘light skin only need apply’ policy. While I may have a preference for brown to darker skin dudes, I could have cared less about skin complexion when I was dating. There are enough boxes that need to be checked in the dating process, why add another nonsensical prerequisite to the mix?
     
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    It was an open and honest discussion. Not mad about that at all.
     
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    I really enjoyed this conversation. I do not follow Basketball, so I am not going to even try to comment on the League, however when it comes to colorism with gay dudes I do wonder if that plays a big role for them.
    Looking back, I wonder if some of my standard rejection i.e No! I have had, to do with me being light skinned?
    Now that I think about it, I remember when I was talking with this dark dude and I asked him what his type was and he gave some descriptions with examples and I noticed they were all dark or brown, I had the same physicality as them but I was light. Also, when he was giving these examples, there was a subtle emphasis on the dark and brown hue.
    I personally have a preference for darker hues, however when out and about it does not really factor in if I am going to holla at homeboy.
     
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    I haven’t experienced colorism, but I have experienced “abism.” One dude came over to hook up. When I opened the door, he immediately lifted my shirt and walked off. Even at my fittest, I’ve always maintained a lil bit of belly. ‍♂️
     
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    What da fuck!?! Dude are you okay, honestly?
    I think that would take me a few days,maybe weeks, to get over from. My ego and self esteem would have to recover for a while. SGL men can be so brutal.
    FUCK THAT DUDE!!!
     
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    Lol. Man, that was like 10 years ago when I first started in the game. And I was very fit then. But as I said, that midsection. I was fine then and fine now. It was funny then and still funny now. And I think this is the first time I ever told anyone this story.
     
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