Your black Pretty light skin black girls your black for a reason. This post was originally published on MyBlackMatters. Studies show mixed-race women are also preferred over dark skin ones romantically and even in the legal system — dark skin women are given harsher prison sentences than their lighter counterparts in the U. No, I was never bullied or called 'burnt', or compared to a monkey or a roach. Hate has been so imbedded in us, blacks hate other blacks for being black. It's always the other way around.