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but the thing about colorism is that if you point out that a “preference” for lighter-skinned people isn’t just a preference but really a reinforcement of what we’ve all been taught, people will call it  bitterness.

and that says a lot too. 

meanwhile darker skinned people get fewer jobs than our lighter skinned counterparts. are more likely to be incarcerated, are less likely to have the same opportunities. so this “preference” isnt something you’ve thought up all on your own. it isn’t just the way you feel. there’s a whole institution supporting and implementing this “preference,” too.

but yes, i’m just bitter. that’s all it is.

nevermind all the facts. nevermind my life is adversely affected because im darker. nah. im just hatin.

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