light-skinned light-skinned

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having little skin pigmentation

Usage(s):

  1. Washington's light-skinned beauty both enhanced and abridged her showbiz career; but her exotic outsider status pursued her, defined her, wherever she went.
  2. The slave's light-skinned child was taken to be white and grew up with both the attitudes and the education of the slaveholding class.
  3. Mothers, who hold the membership for families, have to be invited to join, a tradition that infamously favored light-skinned, well-to-do blacks.

News

  • PRINCETON AREA: Police blotter

    Princeton A taxi driver reported that four light-skinned black males in their early to mid-20s fled from his taxi while it was stopped on John Street near Green Street after one grabbed and dropped $60 from his hand on June 13 at 4:58 a.m. Police said the taxi driver was not injured during the incident.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Princeton Packet

Quotes

  1. According to a book chronicling the campaign, Reid said he country "was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama - a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'"
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: Iowa Independent

  2. "Now that we got 'Obama' on the sideline with us, we're going to ride with it," forward Caron Butler said. "Tap, he's light-skinned, he stands for change, he's got a law degree, he uses big words, and he's new in the district, and he's in...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Caron Butler Source: San Jose Mercury News

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