Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Bleaching Syndrome

 ... is a problem, for various physical and social reasons.

However, people are overlooking a huge part of the drive.  There's nothing that says a person must hate their dark skin in order to lighten it.  Many are likely doing this to minimize risk from outside attacks.  They may love their black skin, but it's a target that invites people to beat, rape, murder, or otherwise abuse them.  Where is the discussion about people who would prefer to keep their natural coloration, but sacrifice it in order to improve their chances of survival?  That's not going to be a good thing either, and I've never seen anyone talking about it because what very little discussion there is of bleaching at all seems to assume universal self-hate among practitioners.
Tags: ethnic studies, networking, safety
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