wome of color

I am a freshman in college and I’m taking a Psychology of African Americans class. Whenever we talk about the issue of colorism, I don’t participate bc I don’t want people making comments about what I say. I’m brown skin and don’t consider myself light. I don’t say brown skin bc I’m trying to escape from being called “dark skinned ”, it’s just that I don’t know what to consider myself since I tan brownish. My skin tone in the summer is the same as Candice Patton (if you guys know her) and I just get lighter in the fall and winter (as does everyone else). I do acknowledge that bc I am lighter than others, I will get some privileges. However, im still not light skin. I don’t know if I’m allowed to speak on the topic of colorism bc I’m not “dark enough ” . But I do have things to contribute to the conversation.🤦🏽‍♀️I just don’t want to take away from anyone else’s issues.