A brief intro on colourism today.

Colourism is the discrimination against a group of darker skinned people based on the preference for lighter skin tones. It is a seed planted and deeply rooted in society by white supremacy, however it is watered by many communities, like the black and Asian communities. In these communities skin bleaching is sometimes used to achieve a lighter and therefore more beautiful Eurocentric skin tone.

These women are willing to compromise their health to achieve this standard of beauty. They are inclined to put their health on the line for more relationship and financial opportunities as a result of their darker complexion, which is seen as undesirable by some.

The increase of discourse on colourism, however, is burgeoning and therefore opening the minds of people who may have been naive to such issues. Movements like the natural hair movement continue to uplift and inspire black women to see the beauty in their natural hair and skin!

Published by iamdreaway

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One thought on “A brief intro on colourism today.

  1. It’s horrifying that someone would try to bleach his or her own skin to look whiter. Centuries of Western colonialism, slavery and racism are obviously responsible for this. I would have wanted you to mention how present “colourism” is among British black and Asian people these days.

    This is well written, but be careful with your phrasing, and a tendency to repeat the idea. For instance:

    The increase of discourse on colourism, however, is burgeoning and therefore opening the minds of people who may have been naive to such issues. Movements like the natural hair movement continue to uplift and inspire black women to see the beauty in their natural hair and skin!

    “Discourses” do not “increase” and anything that “increases”, you can say, is burgeoning. So, you could have said this:

    “The proliferation of colourism is opening the minds of people who might have not noticed this phenomenon before.”

    In the same way, “uplift” and “inspire” mean the same in this context. Why use two words to mean the same thing? Avoid repeating words in the same sentence, such as “movement” and “movement”.

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