It's kind of this unspoken thing about being black. the light skinned and dark skinned thing. I don't know how true it is, but I have a dark skinned friend who says that there is always some kind of friction between the two types of women.
although my mom is light, and my dad is dark, and i turned out really light, i was never raised to think i was better than any one. as far as i knew, black was black. until i got to high school, and people would always ask, "what are you mixed with?" "she thinks she's all that just 'cuz she's light"(overheard).
whatever. the funny thing is, when i was really young, like 8 or 9, i remember knowing that it seemed to be sort of some "advantage" to be light. don't ask how i knew. It certainly wasn't perpetrated by my parents.
but i just knew. but i should clarify. i dont think im better than dark skinned black women, not at all. in fact i think it might be the opposite. i feel sometimes that when i come into contact with a dark skinned woman (one who is somewhat insecure anyways), they trip on ME, as if they think that i'm thinking i'm better. whatever.