Tuesday, May 13

Pigmentocracy

I grew up with friends who complained about their Swedish skin (we, out of the nordic gene pool, sunburn easily) but had never heard of "wheatish" skin. We white folk live in such a bubble that we don't even have to think about these things in terms of status. It would be great if people heavier in dark melanin could escape from pigmentocracy. I suppose, the more we talk about it, and name it as an acceptable topic of discussion, the more likely it is that they can tweak social attitudes that affect their lives everyday.

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