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Excerpt from “Who’s Afraid of Post Blackness” by Touré

Light Skin Privilege

In “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness” they go on this random tangent about how Obama got the vote because he was light skinned. Then they proceed to go in on the “Light Skinned Privilege”

-________-. Maybe, in slavery times; being a light bright was a huge “privalige” but in 2012???

Now, I’m light skinned myself so maybe I’m just oblivious. But outside of random people yelling “Red bones are sexier”; I haven’t seen too much of a privalege…

So to my followers outside of getting hit on by guys at the mall; what special privileges do light skinned people really have TODAY???