Black women in the US marry less than others - and the numbers are even lower for darker skinned black women. Is colorism — favoring lighter skin — to blame? Dream McClinton puts herself on the line to report. I take a deep breath and ready my fingers. I admonish myself for being theatrical about something so mundane. Another deep breath.
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Look at how black she is. Before going any further, let me say that I speak of my experiences only, and the complexity of my experiences and sentiments would require much more space than the Huffington Post would allow. My mother gave birth to eleven children, with me being the baby of the bunch.
On a Manchester Magicbus in , an ex-boyfriend told me that mixed-race girls were at the top of his preferred appearance hierarchy. Naturally, it sent me, a medium-to-dark black girl, on a silent self-esteem spiral downward. But then YouTuber VanBanter made this dead video , lest we forget that colourism is still alive and well.