“Resisting the Urge to Bleach”

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Preface: This short editorial offers an account of my journey of overcoming personal insecurities rooted in anti-blackness.  The revelation came to pass one fateful day in the eighth grade when a classmate brought up the dark hue of my skin tone. The statement followed with surrounding laughter, and just like that, they erased the beauty…

Black on Black: A Quick Guide to Dismantling Colourism in Black Communities

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Colourism is defined as prejudice or discrimination, especially within a racial or ethnic group, favouring people with lighter skin over those with darker skin. This divide is most often seen between black and white regardless of how progressive times may seem, yet the largest grey area is brought to light when the divide is between…