well lighter skinned blacks tend to be more famous to me??? especially on the woman side.... like most of the lighter blacks was house servants and slave owners wouldnt go as far(hurting) with them compared to a darker slave because alot of times they were kin to them.
remember now that racism became a little of a no no in america...so i guess alot of racist switched from hes a "oh no hes mixed with black" to "well at least he has some white in him.....so maybe hes better than the pure black guy..."
just like i was on a forum one day and a racist guy claimed that all the black scientist who had made great contributions to america were mixed with white or of lighter skinned...meaning they smarter than pure africans....
idk maybe im wrong but it seems like that to me sometimes.
You're all over the place now.
Many of the biggest black stars (especially male) are/were dark skin (Denzel Washington, Oprah, Wesley Snipes, Will-Iam, Jay Z, Bill Cosby, Sidney Potier), as they could have been lighter skin stars. Like anything else, there's a diversity.
As far as the inventor thing, that's equally as wrong. People like George Washington Carver, Benjamin Banneker, Ben Carson and a myriad of others weren't light. Trust me. The difference is, the media only likes to pay attention to the light ones. Lol.
It's like Cuba and Brazil. They only show you the white or light skin people on TV (or the ones that live in Florida, with the Cuban's), while the majority of those countries, and many other similar ones are predominantly black.
I also have a problem with highlighting which blacks are light, or have less African/black in them for several reasons:
1) We don't do this with whites, despite the fact that we know many darker Portuguese, Spanish (Spain), Greeks, Italians and even Russians, have black blood due to black occupation during the middle ages, and even before for the Russians. We don't call them, "part white", do we?
2) Very few blacks in America, have zero white blood in their back ground (and vice versa many times as well). Nonetheless, a black and a white parent can still produce a distinctly black child. That's the difference between Phenotype (the physical), and Genotype, dealing with the bloodline. So the Obama example is not a good one, cause many dual black parents can produce a child that looks exactly like Obama, even if they're both darker.
Lastly, as I said earlier; they're blacks in Africa, that encompass a wide range of facial features and skin tones that have never seen a white person in the life, except maybe anthropologist, geneticist and reporters there to meet them. Many of these people are regarded as the oldest living humans, as geneticist can trace all of our lineages back to them, 60-200,000 years ago (modern Humans as Homo Sapien Sapien). And because of this, many prominent scientist today believe that skin variation and facial feature diversity (besides climate and environment), came out of Africa and is not due to racial mixing. In other words, you have people in Africa that look like Obama and lighter, who never seen a white person in their life. National Geographic and many other mainstream and scientific publications, via DNA, Paleontology, Linguistics, orthodontics and archaeologically have already confirmed this.
Sorry for the treatise. But I hope that helped? Lol