I Do See Color
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I Do See Color

Light skin, light eyes, dark outlook

How colorism made me more attracted to dark-skinned men

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“Simon says dance in place.”

“Simon says pat your head.”

“Simon says kiss the person next to you.”

I was playing this childhood game with expertise, knowing when and when not to follow the commands. The two teachers’ assistants were…




We are not ashamed of our melanin, and we know you “see” it. Just don’t discriminate and disrespect us because of it.

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Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

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