Colorism is everywhere latin community, South Asian community all around.

South Asians who are more darker get put down. In the Latino community, the darker Latinas aren’t claimed as being Latina because of their shade.

Our generation must speak out. We should talk about color. Admitting cultural downfalls is not self hate or degrading to oneself. It’s easy to ignore criticisms from others, but having Middle Easterners pushing for change in the Middle East will be the spark for permanent change.

We must acknowledge and accept the various shades of Arab, we must accept every shade of Black, we must accept every shade of human. When you hear passing slurs, pull people up on it, even if they are your relatives; it will do nothing but enable unity and progress. Correct anyone and everyone.

We must speak out in the black community, we must speak out in the Arab community, we must speak up in all communities that still today put down darker shaded individuals. The various shades of African American skin stem from the mix of genes resulting from white slave masters’ rapes of black slaves. Their mixed-race children were still considered slaves based on the one drop rule, yet they were granted more privileges than their dark-skinned kin. Light-skinned slaves were characterized as smarter and more capable, were often given some form of educational training, and worked less harsh jobs inside the house while dark-skinned slaves worked outside in the fields. This divide has caused a lot of problems still existing today. Colorism is a product of white supremacy and colonialism: a disease. It’s designed to “divide and conquer” by targeting people of color, and creating prejudice/ self-hatred amongst themselves.

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