The Lighter You Are, the Smarter You Are, Right?

Tavian Jean-Pierre
Jun 11 · 6 min read
Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash

As a light-skinned black man, I have gone through a lot when it comes to colourism. I will never forget when I was ten years old, and a white child asked me a question about the work. I did not know the answer and asked him to speak to my black friend, who had solved it fully.