BLEACHING!-“SKIN CANCER IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF DEATH AMONGST JAMAICANS” BECAUSE THEY ARE BLEACHING!-FROM JAMAICANRESEARCHER.WORDPRESS.COM

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BLEACH AND BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!

BLEACH AND BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!

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Skin cancer is a Major cause of death amongst Jamaicans!
November 2, 2008

Skin lightening/ bleaching is a big deal in the Jamaican society. It is such a big deal that the Ministry of Health (MOH) saw it important to embrace a campaign geared at its discouragement in February 2007.

The practice is very serious because it addresses common concerns about our yearning for beauty. During the period of the MOH’s campaign which denounced skin bleaching, then Minister, Hon. Horace Dally articulated the seriousness of the situation in the following way, “Skin bleaching has become a fast and risky way for young men and women to become beautiful.”

With the association with beauty, skin bleaching has become extremely popular. We all have a desire to feel and be perceived as beautiful, and as such my concerns about how to discourage people from it. We saw in another article that health concerns weren’t enough to discourage bleachers. After all, doesn’t it make us feel better about ourselves and the way the world sees us? It seems like an uphill battle to me–trying to convince our citizenry to stop destroying their beautiful black skin when the color cards are staked up against them.

The root cause of contemporary skin bleaching practices–stigma and discrimination against Jamaicans of African decent–must be addressed if we are to ward off a skin cancer epidemic in our country. Skin cancer is reported as one of the major causes of death amongst Jamaican citizens and therefore it is just a matter of time before we have a full blown epidemic on our hands. We must therefore strive to change behavior by addressing physical, mental, and symbolic remnants of light-skinned superiority and dark-skinned inferiority which contributes to low self-esteem and confidence.

Our solution to the problem lies in our need to examine what is being done nationally to increase and inspire confidence about the beauty of the black skin and denounce the age old belief/ saying, “Nutten Black nuh Good !”

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3 responses so far ↓
The Legal Mind // November 11, 2008 at 8:48 pm

It is very unfortunate that after almost 500 years, we as a people are still psychologically damaged from the ideology, philosophy and methodology of white supremacy. I was in Jamaica recently and I was in shock to see how these young people were bleaching their lovely black skin to look white. It makes me sick to my stomach.
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The Legal Mind // November 11, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Is there any evidence that the Jamaican Government ban those bleaching creams? We all should lobby a bill or legislation that will outlaw any such product in Jamaica. Mental slavery, it still exists in the minds of many of our people.
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A Historical Review of Perceptions of Beauty and Colour in the Jamaican Society « Jamaican Researcher // November 23, 2008 at 3:15 am

[…] I decided to write this post as a follow-up to my articles: From Skin Lightening… and Skin Cancer… so as to demonstrate the impact of socialization on perceptions of beauty and colour, and […]
Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade // June 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

IN GABON THE PRESIDENT HAS BANNED SKIN BLEACHING-IF YOU BLEACH YOU GO TO JAIL! THAT IS ONE OF THE STEPS BLACK COUNTRIES MUST TAKE IN ADDITION TO JAILING PEOPLE WHO ARE SMUGGLING AND SELLING THESE PRODUCTS! WE ARE ASKING ALL BLOGS TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST IT SHOWING THE SIDE EFFECTS AND DEADLY SIDE OF BLEACHING!

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  2. nakea Says:

    i think michael jackson shouldnt br judge because he wanned to be lighter well to me he had a pretty skin color anyways. You shouldnt compare a dead man to a jamacian

  3. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    I PUBLISHED THIS ON MY FACEBOOK ALBUM:”BLEACH AND BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON! BLEACH AND DIE!” JUNE 25-

    JUST SAW IN THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER(LONDON),SAT. MAY 23,2009,PAGE 44 IN “THIS WEEK” COLUMN BY LUCY MANGAN COMMENTING ON MICHAEL JACKSON’S UPCOMING TOUR OF UK-
    “AND THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN RUMOURS THAT MICHAEL JACKSON HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH SKIN CANCER” !

    THAT’S WHAT BLEACHING LEADS TO-SKIN CANCER BECAUSE THOSE CHEMICALS DESTROY YOUR TOP SKIN AND LEAVE YOU UNPROTECTED AGAINST DISEASE ETC.

    NOW MICHAEL JACKSON HAS DIED. NOW ON CNN MAN IN THE MIRROR DOC ON HIM A SKIN DOCTOR SAID THAT MICHAEL’S EXCESSIVE BLEACHING DEVELOPED INTO A SKIN DISEASE! AND SKIN CANCER IS THE NEXT THING! DON’T BLEACH! LOVE THE COLOR GOD GAVE YOU! LET THIS BE A LESSON TO ALL BLACKS!

  4. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    nakea, you must learn a lesson from all this! Michael Jackson was a Black man who bleached,Jamacians are bleaching and getting skin cancer! And dying! All Blacks that are bleaching must wake up! STOP BLEACHING AND LEARN TO BE PROUD OF YOUR GOD GIVEN BLACK SKIN,BEAUTIFUL IN GOD’S SIGHT! STOP BELIEVING THE WHITE BOY WHO SAYS WHITE SKIN IS THE BEST!

  5. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    THIS IS WHAT THIS CHINESE AMERICAN DOCTOR SAID ABOUT MJ IN 2006 AT
    drbenkim.com

    Potential Dangers Of Using Skin-Lightening Creams
    By Dr. Ben Kim on August 31, 2006 Health Warnings
    Michael Jackson and I both have a skin condition called vitiligo, a condition that results in loss of skin color in patches throughout one’s face and body.

    For years, I have heard people snicker about Michael Jackson’s feeble attempts to “be more white.” The truth is, Michael Jackson’s skin is white because more than a decade ago, he used powerful skin-lightening medication to blend his naturally brown skin color with his white, depigmented patches.

    Skin-lightening creams are heavily promoted by many dermatologists and skin care experts to even out cosmetic conditions like vitiligo, liver spots, and other superficial blemishes.

    The problem with these creams is that many of them contain a substance called hydroquinone, which a variety of studies have linked to:

    Increased risk of cancer
    Increased risk of adrenal gland problems
    Increased risk of all health conditions associated with mercury poisoning
    Increased risk of developing a rare metabolic disorder called ochronosis, which can cause physical changes to the skin and tissues surrounding the eyes, ears, and joints
    Citing these and other potential dangers of using creams that contain hydroquinone, this past Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. put forth a proposal to ban over-the-counter sales of skin-lightening products.

    Don’t expect dermatologists and the many companies who sell hundreds of different skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone to remain silent about the FDA’s proposal.

    According to the L.A. Times, in the United States, approximately two-thirds of all skin-lightening products are available over-the-counter without a prescription. Who knows how many millions of dollars this translates to each month for companies that produce these products?

    If you’re not convinced that skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone are best avoided, consider that hydroquinone has already been banned for sale in the European Union, Australia, and Japan.

    Perhaps the real issue here is the lack of encouragement that our society offers to people who feel badly about their physical appearances. There never seems to be a shortage of plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and other sales people who encourage people to change or hide what they don’t like about their looks.

  6. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    4 BLACK LESSONS TO LEARN FROM MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH FOR BLACK PEOPLE EVERYWHERE!
    By Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

    BLACK PARENTS MUST TEACH THEIR CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR GOD GIVEN BLACK FEATURES! MICHAEL WAS TAUGHT BY HIS FATHER TO HATE HIS NOSE,HIS SKIN COLOR,HIS BLACKNESS! BLACK PARENTS THAT ARE DOING THIS STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN LIKE THIS!

    MICHAEL SAID THAT HIS FATHER USED TO MAKE FUN OF HIS NOSE AND CALL HIM UGLY! BLACK PARENTS TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR GOD GIVEN BLACK FEATURES!

    1. RAISE YOUR BLACK CHILD WITH PLENTY OF BLACK LOVE,TEACH THEM TO LOVE THEIR BLACK SKIN,FEATURES,SELF AND THEIR UNIQUE BLACK BEAUTY!

    2.DON’T BLEACH! BLEACHING LEADS TO OTHER SKIN DISEASES AND EVENTUALLY SKIN CANCER AND DEATH,ALONG WITH SKIN SCARRING IN THE PROCESS!

    3.DON’T TAKE EXCESSIVE DRUGS,PRESCRIPTION OR OTHER WISE! ANY DAILY DRUG TAKING LEDS TO ADDICTION AND ALL THESE ARE UN-NATURAL CHEMICALS ENTERING YOUR BODY AND THERE WILL BE HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS,ALONG WITH ADDICTION! DRUG ADDICTION KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON BEFORE SKIN CANCER DID(WHICH HE GOT BY BLEACHING!)

    4.FACE GOD LIKE AFRICAN CULTURE TEACHES US TO DO HISTORICALLY! IF MICHAEL JACKSON HAD TAKEN ALL HIS PROBLEMS OF BAD FAMILY UPBRINGING AND FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY TAUGHT FIRST TO HIM BY HIS FATHER,AND LACK OF PARENTAL LOVE TO GOD THEN HE WOULD HAVE OVERCAME THEM! AS IT WAS THESE FEELINGS THAT WERE THE BASIS OF HIS SELF-DESTRUCTION!

  7. Alma Stewart Says:

    Michael was a child that was never given a chance to grow up.Michael wanted and tried to please everyone.Michael wanted everyone to love him,as he loved everyone.And when he found out that these things were not possible in this world ,it pained him. So just like anyone else,he wanted to stop the pain.So who was wrong,Michael the one that the world never gave a chance to grow up,and ate him up alive,and dead?Or the world who took a child and broke his spirit and tried to destroy his soul.We must stop trying to make people into what we think they should be,and accept them as they are.Jesus would not have been put on the cross, if the world would not have tried to make him into what they thought he should be.So Jesus died for our sin,because it was our sin that put him on the cross,and it was also our sin that put Michael to death.If we didn’t love Michael singing and dancing,maybe he would have grown up as a normal child.And if he would not have made the money he had,maybe the doctors would have not given him the drugs.But like the bible says, where the carcuss is the birds will gather.

  8. camille Says:

    http://current.com/items/89328481_family-of-skin-bleachers.htm

  9. Benét Says:

    I agree with Alma Stewart.

    Many of the hateful seeds that you said about Michael Jackson were not true and lack facts and evidence. I suggest for you to read the words of Brother Malcolm X (aka El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) and the Honorable Marcus Garvey carefully. I completely condone “feel good articles” as well as the “gossip articles without facts”. The solution to getting blacks to stop hating themselves and their brothers and sisters and gain unity is not by spreading more lies and hate, especially without fact equals pure gossip. That only causes more separation, not unification. If you are to guide others to truth, you must learn to be a good leader and truly guide others who are blind to society and to themselves and not teach others to hate their own. That is hypocrisy.

    “We black men have a hard enough time in our own struggle for justice, and already have enough enemies as it is, to make the drastic mistake of attacking each other and adding more weight to an already unbearable load.” – Brother Malcolm X

    “All my time is devoted to the uplifting and development of the Negro Race” – the Honorable Marcus Garvey

    Learn to uplift the WHOLE race… I Hope That You Will Be Able To Digest This Bitter Pill, Inshaallah.

  10. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

    Sister Benet -MJ BLEACHED AND DEVELOPED SKIN DISEASE AND BEFORE HE DIED HAD DEVELOPED SKIN CANCER AND SKIN CANCER IS WHAT BLEACHING LEADS TO EVENTUALLY-THAT IS THE BLACK TRUTH! TAKE THE TRUTH OR LEAVE IT! HERE AT BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! WE TEACH THE LOVE OF BLACKNESS! WE CAN NEVER DEFEND BLACK SELF HATRED IN ANY FORM! CORRECT YOURSELF IF YOU HATE YOUR BLACK SELF- GO TO GOD AND LET GOD SHOW YOU THAT HE HAS CREATED YOU THE BEAUTIFUL CREATION THAT YOU ARE! DON’T COVERT ANOTHER MAN’S SKIN COLOR-LOVE THE SKIN YOU ARE IN! LESSONS FOR BLACK PEOPLE WE WILL CONTINUE TO PREACH! WAKE UP SKIN BLEACHERS-BLEACH AND DIE!

  11. earthgirl Says:

    I have been thinking lately that LaToya has been bleaching her skin. What do you all think?

    • Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade Says:

      OFCOURSE BOTH THE GIRLS JANET AND LA TOYA ARE BLEACHING AND HAVING NOSE CHANGES AMONG OTHER THINGS. BLACK PEOPLE MUST STOP HATING THEIR BEAUTIFUL FULL FEATURES AND MUTILATING THEMSELVES IN THE PROCESS. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL SO DON’T BELIEVE WHAT WHITES ARE TRYING TO TEACH US EVERYDAY IN amerikkka-that white is more beautiful-that is a white lie!

  12. Mikaela Says:

    Only morons and ignorant people could think Michael BLEACHED HIS SKIN. HE DID NOT! Oprah has spoken she has seen his vitiligo-inflicted skin, his dermatologist proved it, his make-up artist said it, his dancers saw it and so did the coroner! There is NO TECHNOLOGY that can change Black African Skin to WHITER-THAN CAUCASIAN SKIN!

    Michael Jackson is technically NOT white, his skin is devoid of pigment, it is translucent. Michael Jackson has a genetic disease which is called VITILIGO GENERALIS which affects the face and his body and kills the melanin that protects the skin, it is an auto-immune genetic disease! He also has LUPUS. These 2 were diagnosed in late 1980’s. Both are genetic diseases which contributed to his low self-esteem. These cannot be DEVELOPED! The only treatment available for VITILIGO GENERALIS is DEPIGMENTATION which means hastening the process on areas where dark patches still occur in order have a uniform color instead of trying to cover the depigmented parts of the skin which have becomes extensive. If you can call someone with that kind of genetic disorder names, then you are as capable of calling everyone with other genetic diseases like Downs Syndrome, Autism etc bad names when its not their fault!

    I cannot believe how IGNORANT people CHOOSE TO BE! That’s not even genetic!

  13. Mikaela Says:

    By the way, Michael Jackson DOES NOT HAVE SKIN CANCER! Whoever posted that here is a MORON. That’s a BIG TABLOID LIE! You people should quit reading tabloids, its a sourch of misinformation and ignorance.

    Read the AUTOPSY RESULTS released last NOV 2! He died a HEALTHY MAN with a HEALTHY HEART, HEALTHY KIDNEY, HEALTHY LIVER, HEALTHY BRAIN. Here is the official news article about it:

    ASSOCIATED PRESS:

    But internally, the pop star was in mostly fine physical shape for a 50-year-old man, according to his autopsy report obtained by The

    Associated Press.
    AP Exclusive: Autopsy shocker: Michael Jackson was healthy

    The Los Angeles County coroner’s report shows Jackson’s weight of 136 pounds was in the acceptable range for a 5-foot-9 man. His heart was strong with no sign of plaque buildup. His kidneys and most other major organs were normal.

    “His overall health was fine,” said Dr. Zeev Kain, chairman of the anesthesiology department at the University of California, Irvine, who reviewed a copy of the autopsy report for the AP. “The results are within normal limits.”

    The coroner found depigmentation of his skin around his chest, abdomen, face and arms. (Vitiligo)

  14. Lustywdf Says:

    Im a fitness model but i fear ma black skin myt keep me back from reaching professional standards of fitness modelling plus scoring a load of girls … but thanks to this i know i should be proud of what i look like.. cause i was about to bleach this afternoon and just found out what kinda a mistake i was gonna make .. thnx for dis

  15. Joe Says:

    What does this say about Jackson and his family? They all have an inferiority complex, that’s the answer. Whether your black or white the result is the same. Making excuses for him and his family because the results are not what you like is idiocy. There are no plots out there, the coroner makes a diagnosis and observation. Is the fact that he didn’t have illegal drugs in his system a part of the story we like and agree with, and the other part a depigmentation of his skin around his chest, abdomen, face and arms the part we don’t like so we don’t agree? Deal with it. Blacks will never get over there problems until we quit blaming everyone else for our problems and take responsibility for our actions.

  16. Damon Kittles Says:

    Sorry, aber das bezweifel ich ganz stark…Baer

  17. monique Says:

    Michael Jackson isn’t a monster, it’s not his fault he has vitiligo. His son Prince has it as well. It’s been proven he did suffer with the skin disease.
    R.I.P. KING OF POP
    Changing your skin tone to be be something else is just a waste of a person. Embrace yourself BE PROUD. Don’t try to be something that your not!

  18. Tonia Says:

    I had a jamacian friend that just passed away on Monday from skin cancer, she just couldn’t stop bleaching now she’s dead and gone leave her two children behind. Ppl pls stop this skin bleaching love yr self God created u in his own image and likeness.God bless

  19. Monique Says:

    Hey Michael Jackson is not a monster you just chose a really bad picture of him.
    He has a skin disease called vitiligo it destroys the pigmentation of the skin.
    Geesh..

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