This goes out to all those BLACK people claiming #TeamLightSkin and #TeamDarkSkin. First thing, whether your light skin or dark skin your still black. Secondly, some people may not be aware of this but the division between skin tones of black people is called Colorism.
A brief history of colorism, colorism can be traced back the times of slavery. There were two kinds of slaves, house slaves and field slaves. House slaves mostly worked in house and had lighter complexion because some were the masters off spring. While field slaves stayed in field and were treated worse than those slaves in the house.
So how does this all relate to today? Reading slavery documents, house slaves were said to sometimes look down on the field slaves. Even after slavery college campus, clubs, fraternities and sororities discriminated against darker skin people. Fast forward years later, to media’s over glorification of a lighter skin and darker skin people feeling under represented and you have this.
Thoughts and opinions are welcomed!
Written by @Dreaded_InnerG