UP Manila. 20. Student. Nakamarad.
I don't bite.
Yep but we’re talking about skin color in the racial context vs skin color as a class marker. Light skin was once considered a symbol of high societal status because the elite, as opposed to the workers, did not have to work in the fields and has less sun exposure. The post we reblogged discussed this and now the symbols have flipped 180, tan skin is now a sign of leisure and therefore a class marker BUT for POC who face colorism, they do not have the same relationship to dark skin as white people do.
Colorism is closely linked to racism as POC who have darker skin are considered less attractive because the white beauty standards favor light skin (tan skin only when the person is originally white). This affects all types of POC, not just Asians. Colorism often manifests as microagressions or discrimination ie people being told stuff like “you’re too dark to be x” or “I only like light skinned x people”. Or even just look at darker kpop idols (who aren’t even dark) who get made fun of for their skin color. Dark POC often do not get representation in media either. And all those people constantly telling them light skin is the only beautiful skin can lead to some POC to turn to dangerous practices like bleaching.
Colorism is different from skin color as a class identifier.
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one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’
no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shittyAlways reblog this because becoming more socially aware makes you dislike a lot of people