Ulysses "DJ Lish" Barnes canceled a party that would let "light skinned" black women in for free. After news of the "Light Skin Libra Birthday Bash" in Detroit spread across the Internet yesterday (we received the flyer from a tipster) and Barnes got angry calls and e-mails from around the country. "I didn't mean to offend anyone," he says. "We were going to take a shade of color each week. Next week was going to be a party for 'Sexy Chocolate' and the week after that 'Sexy Caramel.'" The party's discriminating tone reminded many of the days of the "paper bag test," in which a black person's complexion had to be lighter than a brown grocery bag before they could be admitted to exclusive social clubs. Pearl Jr., founder of the Black Women's Movement in L.A. was one of those who called DJ Lish. "I had a good conversion with him and he understood," she says. "Ignorance can't always be an excuse." Barnes is planning to host a charity event to make up for the "problems or pain" he caused. [Detroit News]