"Until the colour of a man skin..." What an insult to the meaning of that speech.
Kartel is just calling his own judgement down on himself so I won't bother to add any more.
...yet seems as though is our jujament?...
why do people think that,
one individual, Kartel, who does an act admittedly for his own satisfaction, bleaching,
is more influencial,
than countless individuals,
from I-wayne to Natural Blacks?
why this Kartel is so influencial?
I think what is not considered especially by those away from the
so called 'ghettos'/'garrisons' of Jamaica from which Kartel's music is inspired.
Is that the 'Rastaman', 'the Shotta', 'the Matie', 'the Hot Gal' and so on live side by side!
It's easy for youth to see little or no significant difference
between a 'Bleacha' and a 'Rastaman' be it they both suffer/struggle within the same circumstance. Namely poverty, violence, sexual illness and so on.
No one is better than anyone in such a place, which makes the argument of morality, virtue,
hard defined and difficult and seemingly twisted,
viewing this from the outside. For example, Munga proclaiming to be the "Gangsta Ras".
So it doesn't suprise me if someone from such an environment takes
"His Majesty's" quote out of an apparent context.
Perhaps it isn't out of context in the overall consideration?
I welcome the i's response, corrections...
ANGRY AT VYBZ KARTEL AND HIS FOLLOWERS....ANGRY AT MYSELF!
... i seek, as a young black woman to be as talented and insightful as women like maya angelou and as successful as oprah winfrey, however can i look like tyra banks while doing so?....its crazy what we perceive as beautiful and ideas and opinions of beauty differ from person to person. but what i would like everyone to do...is be true to themselves a bit and look at who you choose to date, marry and become friends with...
BLESS UP!!!!...hardly people admit to 'checking themselves'.
Throwing themselves in the 'line of fire', let alone with a Vybz Kartel !
I had to check myself as well growing up.
Believing that the attention my brothers got, especially from girls,
was because they were light skin and I was the 'dark one'.
I had to know what is beauty or good looks!
What is it?
The human eyes no matter the person will see you the way you actually appear!
So if beauty as you say differs from person to person,
then beauty has nothing to do with how you look.
Because several persons will look on you
and see different things such as,
"she's hot" or "average", "ugly" and so on.
So you, Risy, looking in the mirror is actually seeing nothing wrong,
absolutely fine, provided your healthy and so on.
The problems come in or is seen,
because we know that the society that we'd like to engage with on some level,
whether relationship wise, work related and so on,
is not willing to engage with anyone,
let alone someone who looks like you as you are.
We know this or have some impression of this.
We never ask WHY, society is unwilling to engage with anyone,
who could be the next Maya Angelou, Tyra or Winfrey.
Instead we modify our appearance, blindly,
to look like what we think society will accept or engage.
So to think its because Kartel hates himself why he bleaches,
or for you to be mad at yourself for modifying your appearance
is not the case nor the problem. (anyone can correct I if thas wrong)
The problem is the unwillingness to actually KNOW
who were looking at.
Essentially knowing what 'beauty is"!
...yes, all ones should be vigilant in whom they choose to date, marry and so on...
checking themselves of course..
I welcome the i's response...