OTL 14: The Great Light Skin Debate

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This episode:  We’re going to be having a debate on what it means to be or not to be a light skin and/or mixed person in America.

Special Guest:  Richard Myles admin for the Facebook page Mixed World United & Ricky L. Hinds of the Americans United Again Podcast

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Light skin dude with an opinion
  • What are your thoughts on this episode?

  • LeslieMac

    Lordt – I haven’t seen someone this much in denial in a LOOOONNNNGG while. Good example of how NOT to act as a mixed person. Good on your Ricky for staying on this pompous racist clown.

  • Johnny Silvercloud

    This might be the funniest episode, ever.

  • Johnny Silvercloud

    Dude may have a masters in counseling, but he certainly hasn’t mastered counseling.

    Empathy…. precisely. That’s precisely what he’s lacking.

  • Johnny Silvercloud

    Wow, this brother is the hugest bigot we’ve ever had on the show. I’m not in this one, but Ricky Hine more or less serves as my avatar on this one.. Hilarious.

  • Johnny Silvercloud

    So overall, Richard Myles wants to invent a “new race” considered “biracial” or “mixed” and make that a mainstream American sociological order because he’s granted a slight bit of privilege by the larger dominant white society’s construct. It’s a bit sad.

    The fellow states that he is a counselor, and he has a royal problem with empathy and understanding. And listening. As a counselor, he talks more than listens. I’d find that problematic.

    He should also understand that “black” isn’t a monolith and every single experience he stated as a biracial or “mixed” person is only a part of the DIVERSITY of experience of black people as a whole. In addition, black people are more powerful as the group they are than as a group split between light and dark.

    The colorism deal that Richard Myles promotes is… categorically sad.

  • Flora

    Holy shit this guy was so enraging… and condescending! The way that he was speaking to Ricky was fucking awful. I was screaming at my radio. Holding the torch of his multiple masters degrees… shut the fuck up, sir. You’re incredibly and blatantly racist. The way he was speaking reminded me of white people who are very much in denial about their inherent racism. The extent to which this man lacks empathy is astounding. I’m a white woman who has never lived the black experience… but I see it every day, I hear about it every day, I acknowledge that it exists. I acknowledge that it’s fucked up that our society values my life over the life of a black person. Just because I haven’t lived it doesn’t mean I can’t empathize with it (sorry for my colloquial use of the word, fucking sir).

  • Joey Willombe Mitchell

    In reality Biracial people are NOT black because they are CREATED and PRODUCED by two completely different races.

  • BigBeasy

    Infuriating…

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