Your black ain’t like mine: A light girl’s thoughts on ‘Dark Girls’

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OPINION – Sometimes, us light-skinned girls need to be secure enough in our own blackness to simply listen…

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

Writing for Clutch Magazine, Dr. Yaba Blay eloquently states:

Some light-skinned women feel overlooked, their experiences seldom recognized as if their lightness somehow protects them from any pain. But if any of them dare say so, they are quickly and effectively dismissed if not silenced. Brown-skinned sisters who aren’t so light but aren’t that dark are somehow made to reflect on their own skin color as much lighter or much darker than it actually is, just so they can be a part of the conversation. Either that or they watch from the sidelines and remind us every now and again that we continue to push them to the sidelines.


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