Explaining Colorism to My White Mom & Friends.

How do I explain something they think is in my head?

I’m fairly tan, but if I stay out of the sun, I’m “white-passing.”

Men who are darker than I am see me as a kind of “upgrade” and imagine our children will (somehow?) be whiter than both of us, and I am constantly trying to determine how my looks and colorism are impacting…

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