I recently sat down with @Itgirls_online to discuss colorism on her weekly podcast.We went over the different ways colorism affects men and women today and answered the following questions:
When Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss World were crowned to black women the same year, it felt like real social progress. FINALLY black women are recognized for their beauty! FINALLY they're portrayed as dignified, honorable and beautiful!
I remember sharing this excitement with my fiancé, only to be met with apathy. He simply asked “ what does this change?”
Blonde weaves, colored contacts, bleaching creams.
Tanning booths, lip injections, butt pads.
There are white women accused of “black phishing
There are black women hiding their ethnic features.
I’ve seen women with foundation 3 shades lighter than their body.
I’ve seen overpowering spray tans with orange-ish tints that cover light skin.