Here Are Some Insults Too Many Black People Have Heard. Who Said Them Might Surprise You.
I'll never forget in elementary school, after coming back from a long weekend at the beach, my classmates called me "burnt French toast" because my skin had gotten so dark. I remember being upset not just because they were making fun of my skin, but mostly because I really liked my skin and couldn't understand why being darker was suddenly a bad thing. The fact that black people come in so many shades is incredibly beautiful but sadly has always come with its own complications. This short documentary explores some of the stereotypes associated with different skin tones along with the effects of colorism in the black community.