BuzzFeed invites people with dark skin to discuss colorism


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#2

Is this a series? Because I would watch more of this.


#3

Sort of. It’s BuzzFeedVideo, which ranges from things like this and Being Queer In A Fraternity to Teens Review '90s Boy Bands.

So… YMMV.


#4

Good article, especially for the likes of Buzzfeed.

As a lighter complected person of color, I can attest that colorism has negative ramifications on both ends; in my experience it was deep and often subconscious resentment from my Black peers of physical aspects that I had no control over, such as having “good hair”…


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Judging by their accents, all these people are American. Those who describe experiencing colorism in other countries all mention that they were visiting. Colorism is a fairly widespread prejudice (and not all of it is a white colonial export.) It would be interesting to hear foreigners’ perspectives on the phenomenon.


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