About That Discussion of Colorism on The Real Housewives of Potomac Reunion

So I want to address this colorism conversation around the use of the word “aggressive” because I don’t think it was discussed clearly during the reunion. White people often call Black women, particularly darker-skinned Black women, aggressive when they’re not acting aggressively. That’s racism. When lighter-skinned Black women call darker-skinned Black women aggressive when they’re not acting aggressively, that’s colorism. Now, that being said, I do think Wendy acted in an aggressive manner in her argument with Ashley because her response was disproportionate to what Ashley said.
However, Wendy is correct that Ashley should be careful, as a light-skinned, biracial Black woman, about calling a darker-skinned Black woman aggressive because it has the appearance of colorism even if that wasn’t her intention.

2 thoughts on “About That Discussion of Colorism on The Real Housewives of Potomac Reunion

    • So if you research the term “bed wench,” it’s most often used currently by Black men to disparage Black women. Therefore, it’s currently more of a phrase of misogynoir than colorism or racism. For those reading this who don’t know, a “bed wench” is said to reference an enslaved woman whose primary “role” was being repeatedly raped by her enslaver.

      I think it’s disgusting that Candiace tried to use Ashley having a white husband as a way to discount/disparage her and I think it’s ridiculous to the point of being absurd as…Candiace…also has a white husband.

      Colorism is very much a real issue that needs to be eradicated from communities of color and your whataboutism doesn’t further that goal.

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