What Dark-Skinned People Will Never Tell You

Young black woman in the room

Buzzfeed just shared a very touching video. They engaged different individuals from various communities, each of them considered to be dark within their race. The experiences shared by each of them on how they are perceived due to their skin tone proves that colorism exists across the world. The sad and untrue universal conclusion is that darker skin equates to being less attractive, dirty, poor, ratchet… but where do these beauty standards stem from and how can we change this perception ?

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Silvia Njoki

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