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TheGrio Op Ed: Colorism Continues, But Does it Mar Marriage?

TheGrio Op Ed: Colorism Continues, But Does it Mar Marriage?

If we’re being honest, “The Blacks” already have so many things topping our collective agenda there really isn’t much room left for any kind of self-enforced colorism.

Fair housing.
Voters rights.
The prison industrial complex.

You get the picture, hopefully in high def.

Yet, here we sit, somewhat deeply divided by yet another digital discussion of #teamlightskin versus #teamdarkskin.

This latest battle royale comes courtesy of a recent column in The Guardian, one in a series of articles about the color-coded caste system invented by White enslavers. Opinion writer Dream McClinton starts off “Why Black Girls Like Me Aren’t Getting Married” with a raw, honest look at one Black woman’s experience in her self-described “mahogany” skin.

Read the rest of the column HERE.

Feature Image: Caroline Veronez