Yes, I noticed that when I brought up light-skin privilege, many mixed women felt offended. I told them, "but even though the facts show we have different experiences." It's like-- they don't want to admit it, in the same way that white folks don't want to admit it.

It was a room with The Game in it and I was happy to be given the opportunity to speak on this issue in such a big audience. However, I felt like they were letting all the light skinned girls complain about how poorly dark skinned girls treat them (calling us jealous) lol.

I kept my cool so I could continue but it's ridiculous for them to avoid this issue. They think they can end colorism by just saying "we should get rid of it" when in reality, it takes tough conversations. I'm so glad you are willing to share this. Thanks so much for your kind words and support. So glad we became writing sisters♥︎

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