1. Years ago when a friend labelled me “light skinned” I was stunned. In drugstores, I could never find matching foundation. When someone refers to something as “nude”, they’re often speaking of a shade of beige that doesn’t match my skin tone.
Still, her comment left an impression. Although I knew about it in theory, I think that incident marked the first time I began contemplating colorism on a personal level.
2. That black man who says he’s not interested in dark-skinned girls…I don’t even know where to begin.
3. That girl who talks about how “dirty”
natural nappy hair is needs help. And I’m not saying that as an insult.
When you think derogatorily about something that’s a part of you, you’ve got a problem.