Dating in the dark application form 2016
I grew up in a low-income housing project on the South Side of Chicago.
Finally, my friends, who are both light-skinned and dark-skinned, say, “She’s cute to be dark.” Because of the preferential treatment that African Americans with light skin received from both blacks and whites, it conveyed the message that the more blacks conformed to white attributes, the better their lives would be.
I started to pay attention to other people’s thought processes and actions in relation to skin complexion.
I started to notice that people to whom I was really close had those same feelings.
I felt cheated that, all of this time, I had been left in the dark on this thing that apparently I was a part of and did not realize.
My dark-skinned friends make references such as “she’s only pretty because she’s light-skinned” or even favor their children with lighter skin.