Today I ran into skin whitening advice on a blog. It is not like we women of color do not hear enough ‘you can be beautiful, if only’ messages everywhere we look. Heck, it is not like all women don’t hear enough of ‘you can be beautiful, if only’ messages.
I am not picking on the blogger but the blatant racism underlying this whole ‘skin whitening’ reminds me how some topics can seem to be done to death and yet be fully alive. Racism is a phoenix that rises from the ashes over and over and over.
So I commented on the blog,