Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 2

Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 2

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By: Ms. K

              It is not an issue that is disappearing over night because it has been around for centuries. Colorism has not been a mainstream issue to discuss.  Society rather ignores the issue, or pretends that colorism is not relevant because it’s an internal issue.  Society  have planted the seed of self-hatred by developing structural racism within the black community, but at some point people need to develop self-love and acceptance. The issue exists because people allow it to still flourish by placing self-hatred within themselves and other people.  Continue reading “Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 2”

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Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 1

 Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 1

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By: Ms. K

 

 

It is the lack of acceptance within the African American community that allows colorism to still exists. It is hard to make people realize that their beauty comes from knowing their own self worth. The moment people in the African American community can eliminate the term “light skin” vs. “dark skin” well be the moment colorism will end officially. Continue reading “Declaring My Skin Tone Within the African American Community: Part 1”