Let’s face it, some people in our society still subscribe to the notion that when it comes to people, light (and white) is right. Whether it’s rappers who wax poetic about “red bones” or the media constantly relying on light skin and biracial models and actors, here in America–and abroad–we’re still hung up on skin color.
A disturbing twist to the “light is right” line of thinking is folks wanting “mixed babies” because they think they’re cuter.
I want a little mixed baby w/ curly hair tbh . ???
— courtney lee. (@Gvld_xx) October 22, 2015
Ima Have A Pretty Ass Mixed Baby
— SenatorTeeraw (@Thoedazz_Tazz_6) October 14, 2015
I want an all black son and a mixed daughter when I get older ?
— Kyle Lamar (@Kpeeezo) October 17, 2015
Mixed babies are THE cutest babies UGH ?
— Den (@_denmari) October 15, 2015
Then there’s this:
It's "mixed babies ???????" until they realize mixed people can have 4c hair and dark skin and dark eyes and dominant black features
— Legend (@beyonseh) October 18, 2015
Not all people hold these narrow views, of course, but the prevalence of folks who believe “mixed babies” are more beautiful than fully Black babies is quite disturbing.
Thankfully, Franchesca Ramsey took to her YouTube channel to explain why fetishizing biracial children is just creepy and wrong.
Take a look.