Black Women With Lighter Skin Recieve “Lighter” Prison Sentences

Study Finds Black Women With Lighter Skin Recieve “Lighter” Prison Sentences BY: http://themadmanchronicles.com/2012/06/04/study-finds-black-women-with-lighter-skin-recieve-lighter-prison-sentences/

June 4, 2012 by WYMS0 Comments

in todays GTFOHWTBS news ….

Female “Reboned” criminals across the country have a reason to rejoice (Redboned is the Black vernacular for a “light-skinned person”). Not only are light-skinned women the preferred choice in bed, in the media and the workplace, now we can prove that even the bad ones are given a break.

The Social Science Journal published a report entitled “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders” .. and while their finding are not surprising, the numbers hurt.

The Sentencing Project website reports:

A recent study, “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders,” by Jill Viglione, Lance Hannon, and Robert DeFina of Villanova University assesses how perceived skin tone is related to the maximum prison sentence and time served for a sample of over 12,158 black women imprisoned in North Carolina between 1995 and 2009. The authors controlled for factors such as prior record, conviction date, prison misconduct, and being thin, as well as whether the woman was convicted of homicide or robbery since these crimes usually carry lengthy prison sentences. With regard to prison sentences, their results indicated that women deemed to have light skin are sentenced to approximately 12% less time behind bars than their darker skinned counterparts. The results also show that having light skin reduces the actual time served by approximately 11%.

The authors conclude by urging people to understand that it is not sufficient to understand racial discrimination in terms of relative advantages of whites compared to non-whites. Among blacks, characteristics associated with whiteness appear to also have a significant impact on important life outcomes.

Viglione, Jill, Lance Hannon, and Robert DeFina. 2011. “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders.” The Social Science Journal, 48:250-258.

Word? When do we get tired of this? So a Dark skinned woman has more malice when she shoplifts a loaf of bread than a light-skinned one? A Light-skinned woman who neglects her child did it “slightly less” intentionally than a darker woman brough up on the same charges?

Don’t gt me wrong Madmen, do the crime, do the time. But if we are up for the same charges, everyone should be going down the exact same way. No preferential treatment because my co-conspirator is light-skinned and I’m dark-skinned. We both steal a car and she gets probation and I get 2 to 3 in the clink? GTFOHWTBS.

The superficial nature of our society destroys so many people from the inside out. MLK said he dreamed of a country where a person could be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. He should have dreamed a bit bigger – cause this skin color discrimination phenomenon is global.

Hear the discussion about internalized racism as a global phenominon Tuesday June 5 @ 10pm on WYMS Radio (call in number 917-889-2924). If you miss the broadcast, you can always catch it on demand at the site http://www.whyyoumadson.com, or in iTunes search term “WYMS”.

The MadMan Chronicles

in todays GTFOHWTBS news ….

Female “Reboned” criminals across the country have a reason to rejoice (Redboned is the Black vernacular for a “light-skinned person”).  Not only are light-skinned women the preferred choice in bed, in the media and the workplace, now we can prove that even the bad ones are given a break.

The Social Science Journal published a report entitled “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders” .. and while their finding are not surprising, the numbers hurt. 

 The Sentencing Project website reports:

A recent study, “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black Female Offenders,” by Jill Viglione, Lance Hannon, and Robert DeFina of Villanova University assesses how perceived skin tone is related to the maximum prison sentence and time served for a sample of over 12,158 black women imprisoned in North Carolina between 1995 and 2009.  The authors controlled for factors such as prior record…

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#Teamlightskin vs. #Teamdarkskin = #Teamhouseslave vs #Teamfieldhand

#Teamlightskin and #Teamdarkskin has become a meme over Facebook and twitter.

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Black people of different shades proudly post pictures of themselves proclaiming their lightness and or darkness without realizing that this is just racist and this issue has been around since slavery time. It is a fact that the usually light-skinned people during slavery were the house slave and the dark-skinned people were the field hands.
They don’t understand that, because duh black people can’t be racist, can they? Well of course they can be. This we call colorism, light-skinned people get stereotype as being beautiful despite facial features, and all dark-skinned people are automatically ugly.This is so not true. This caste system needs to stop…

This YouTube video touches on the subject much better…

The Jezebel stereotype

The Jezebel stereotype

Thu 6 Mar 2008 by abagond

The Jezebel stereotype (1630s- ) is one of the main ways white Americans look at black women. It is why so many whites think black women are loose, immoral and oversexed.

Jezebel, named after an evil queen in the Bible, is a loose woman who wants sex all the time. She’s gotta have it. Yet at the same time she uses sex to draw men in to get what she wants. Sometimes it is money. Sometimes it is to destroy them. Many whites read Anita Hill this way. She presented herself as a good Christian woman, but white people are not fooled by that. Hip hop videos and Halle Berry’s Oscar-winning performance in “Monster’s Ball” push this image of black women. Angela Bassett refused the part in “Monster’s Ball” for just this reason.

This image of black women is not based on the latest government findings or anything like that. Nor is it even a simple misunderstanding of what black women are like. Instead it is a sick and self-serving stereotype pushed by slave-masters that has not yet died out.

Slave-masters forced black slave women to sleep with them. Deep down they knew it was wrong, that it was a crime, even if the law allowed it (it did – black women were their property). But instead of telling the truth about themselves, they chose to tell a lie about black women. Black women had no way to call them on it and even white women believed it. It has lasted down to our time, finding new life in Hollywood, starting in the 1970s with blaxpoitation films, and later with hip hop in the 1990s.

Before the 1960s the stereotype was so strong that not a single white man in the South was ever thrown in prison for raping a black woman. Not one. And even now it is a hard thing to make stick.

Before the 1960s the stereotype was so sick that white people made pictures of little black girls who talked or acted like they wanted sex. It was supposed to make you laugh.

Slave-masters gave the stereotype force and life because it covered their crimes, but it did not start with them.

When white men first came to black Africa they saw half-naked women! That part of Africa did not yet have a Christian idea of modest dress. But the whites of the time drew a different conclusion: that black women were loose and wanted sex even more than men did.

So did they? Was there any truth to it? From what slave accounts we have, the slave women who had sex with their masters did it almost always out of fear, not desire.

So the Jezebel thing was a lie.

But it proved to be a useful lie, one that has since taken on a life of its own and will take a long time to root out.

See also:
stereotype
The Jezebel Stereotype – goes much deeper than this post. It comes from the Jim Crow museum. Riveting stuff.
Stereotypes about black women
The pure white woman stereotype
Race in America
Jim Crow
hip hop
Through the ages: Sarah Baartman
Josephine Baker
So White in Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs
video vixens

Abagond

The Jezebel stereotype (1630s- ) is one of the main ways white Americans look at black women. It is why so many whites think black women are loose, immoral and oversexed.

Jezebel, named after an evil queen in the Bible, is a loose woman who wants sex all the time. She’s gotta have it. Yet at the same time she uses sex to draw men in to get what she wants. Sometimes it is money. Sometimes it is to destroy them. Many whites read Anita Hill this way. She presented herself as a good Christian woman, but white people are not fooled by that. Hip hop videos and Halle Berry’s Oscar-winning performance in “Monster’s Ball” push this image of black women. Angela Bassett refused the part in “Monster’s Ball” for just this reason.

This image of black women is not based on the latest government findings or anything…

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10 common black girl stereotypes

On March 23, 2012 on Disney channel, ” Doc McStuffins” was debuted on Disney junior a show about a 6-year-old African-American girl name Dottie McStuffins, whose mother is  a doctor and has a stay at home dad who usual spends his time in the garden.The little girl follows  in her mothers footsteps by opening a clinic to treat all her dolls and stuff animals. although the show is aimed at preschoolers, I find myself watching the episodes on Disney Junior. I enjoy watching the show, because one: she is so cute two: she teaches kids about healthy living and how to live healthy and three: she breaks a stereotype for colored girls. We all have been( in our life time) stereotyped in a particular category either because of our skin color, the way we dress, how we speak to others, or just on what we decide to reveal to the world. And lets face it, we have stereotyped other people also ( Dont pretend like you havent). Below I have come up with a list  of 10 common black girl stereotypes:

1. We are Welfare queens 

2. We are loud and ghetto

    

3. We don’t work out because we don’t like to sweat out our perms

4. We are close minded/ not adventurous

5.  We are strong and do not need a man

6.  We have huge backsides

7.  We are angry! and or have bad attitudes

                                                                        

8. We are only pretty if we look like:

9.  If we don’t look like Beyoncé we usually look like this:

 

10. We are uneducated

We all are subjected to stereotypes or we apply stereotypes to other people,  the saying ” never judge a book by it covers” goes with this. Dont be so judgemental of other people, and if you don’t like someone based on what you have “heard” about that person’s race, or the way he/she dresses, you should definitely take five minutes to at least introduce yourself to them and actually hold a conversation with them. I think you are going to be surprise!

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Five reasons why princess Tiana is my favorite Disney princess(also)

                                                                                                                                  I totally remember begging my friends to come and watch this movie with me, I begged and begged and begged some more till finally two of my close friends broke down and agree to come with me. They were not enthusiastic about paying money to go watch another Disney movie, but to me it was not just another Disney movie it meant so much than that to me. Once we go into our seats in the movie theater and the movie started we did not blink once, it was that amazing! Not only was the movie awesome it was even better to see little black girls in the movie theater with eyes wide open and shiny like stars looking up at the screen. When the movie ended we walked out of the double wide doors of the movie theater, all of us loud screaming on the top of our lungs our favorite part( in the middle of the theater!.)…  ever since then I loved this movie and have watched numerous times….. Here are five reasons why Tiana from the movie: Princess and the frog is also one of my favorite princesses:

1).  she is the owner of a restaurant…..   when the movie began she went through a lot of hardship but she finally owned her owned restaurant… proven once again you can have beauty and brains

2). she is the first African-American Disney princess…  in Disney’s history they has never been an African-American that little black girls can look up too.! Now every little colored girl can have someone who has brains, beauty, and who is a great role model to look up too

3). she is a role model…. she has dreams, aspirations,  and went to pursuit her goal no matter what the situation was.. She taught me something about not giving up and doing whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. plus there is not role models at all for little girls of color to look up too that have their skin color in which they can identify with them more.

4). she is caring and loving….  she teaches Naveen how to cook when they were out in the Bayou, an awwwww moment that would just make your heart melt, when taught her how to dance (cute)

5). she realize that family is important…  Tiana father died without before he got to accomplish his dreams of owning his own restaurant. So she set out to do everything in her power to live the dream her father could not, in the end of the movie she finally realized that her father may not have gotten his dreams come true but he had a family and that is all that mattered to him.!!

I love this movie, Tiana taught me to work had and pursuit my goals  and she taught me that it is ok to be smart and work hard for what you want for the future at young age. I recommend that everyone watch this movie it is amazing!!!

 

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