I think about these two women — the outspokenness of Burroughs and Dunbar Nelson, obsessed with color but self-aware enough to avoid talking about it in public. The history of this denial was a driving question for me. She recalls being teased as a child and, in turn, teasing her mother for her light complexion. The beauty bloggers provide darker-skinned women with something they may not have a tutorial for: Their videos and social media posts are finding an audience of black women who are ready to spend money on beauty products, studies showbut have few choices to pick from. Real News. As Kanye West reminded us a few days ago, colorism is alive and well.
Why black people discriminate among ourselves: the toxic legacy of colorism
Canada U. In the same clip, another woman says her light skin is both a curse and a blessing. She recalls being teased as a child and, in turn, teasing her mother for her light complexion. Suggest a correction. When the conversations do arise, they often get stuck on personal experiences — the proverbial light-skinned girl who claims all the girls hated her in junior high, or the dark-skinned girl who says the same. Growing up in the supportive environment my mother created for us, I assumed into early adulthood that colorism was a thing of the past.