I Do See Color
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I Do See Color

Melanin talk: The simplest way to discuss race to youth

Explaining race and skin tones before racism can begin

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“You burned your hands?” she asked me from the bleachers of a college football game.

“No, why?” I responded.

“Then why is it a different color from the other side?”




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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