As we tuned into Dark Girls on OWN last night (June 23), we explored the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. While we gained a haunting insight, we were also inspired to uplift each other and celebrate our skin. Herewith, lessons we should all learn about being Black in America.
1. Saying “You are pretty for a dark girl” is the ultimate no-no
Black women are pretty no matter what their complexion is. Let’s not compare our skin to each other or imply that lighter skinned individuals have “better skin.”