Internalized Racial Beauty-Shaming 


BlACK SKIN IS BEAUTIFUL. YOU WERE CREATED PERFECT. ACCEPT YOUR SKIN AND STOP THE PREJUDICE

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I love the infiniteshades of a womans skin.

There are so many different pigments and highlights; all are beautiful. From pink pale to blue black, every shadeshould be uplifted for its uniqueness, not broken and shamed.

As a Black woman, I cannot ignore the Memes and cyber bullying against women who are dark-skin.

Although this infuriates me, it also makes me question, how we as Black women allow this form ofinternalizedracism to continue?

How could a black woman bully another black woman because her skintone is darker?

How can you hate your own race?

This concern is deeply rooted in African American history. During slavery, slave masters’ purposefully placed Africans in certain positionsbased on their skin tone. House slaves had typically had a lighter skintone,and darker slaves worked the feilds.

Our generations have come and gone, and yet we continue…

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