A young white guy, clean cut with dark hair, started shouting racial slurs and spit on her. Only one person checked to see if she was okay.
Colorism isn’t just another term. It is an experience. In the black community, dark-skinned girls and women are often seen as less desirable than their light-skinned counterparts. After being constantly told that they are “too dark” or seeing only fair-skinned women be considered beautiful in their communities, dark-skinned girls often struggle to feel beautiful growing up.
Everyday we encounter things we don’t question and just accept. Things like stop signs: why are they octagons? And fire trucks: why are they red? At...