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Uplifting dark-skinned women to be seen as equally beautiful as their lighter counterparts is NOT synonymous with hating light skinned women.
Colorism is real.
A new study from Villanova University found that white job interviewers viewed lighter-skinned blacks and Latinos as more intelligent than their darker-skinned counterparts. The study highlights the disturbing reality that the same biases that allow “white privilege” to flourish favor...
Newsflash: mixed people can have dark complexions
“Mixed” doesn’t mean “mixed with white”
Dear dark skin girls
Never be afraid to wear all the bright colors you want. You do not have to stick to the purples, dark blues & blacks because they’re more “suitable” for your dark skin, and bright colors make your dark skin “stand out” too much. Fuck that. Wear the all the neons, pi...
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Stop telling black children to stay out of the sun because they’ll “get too black”
Your fear is rooted in colorism. You’re perpetuating colorism, and you’re keeping your children from loving themselves. Let them live, love, and allow themselves to be a generation of carefree conscious black children. 
Because when a man tells a Black woman that she looks mixed as a form of endearment, he’s insinuating that her beauty comes from the (allege...
Black people mock Lil Kim for changing her appearance and calling her a sell out, but then at the sa...
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