Colorism Taints Beauty Standards

In American society, everyday racism is still alive, even if some people claim it’s a thing of the past.

Despite the advances we’ve made, even in places where you find so-called “diversity,” something more insidious remains: colorism. Colorism is a form of discrimination that people of color apply even among themselves.

This week, DNA has been covering the fashion industry for a strand called “It’s Not What it Seams.” But one can’t talk about this industry without addressing the much bigger issue of colorism.

So for a closer look at this issue, DNA speaks to Afrobella, a beauty, hair, and culture blogger, and Tai Beauchamp, an entrepreneur and motivational speaker.

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