Light Skin V. Dark Skin
Which is the best one?
"Our fate lies between absorption by the white race and extinction in the black. The one doesn't want us yet, but may take us in time. The other would welcome us, but it would be for us a backward step." (Chestnutt 467)
Although African Americans were not enslaved anymore, they still found ways to separate, from each other not just the white ethnicity. That still happens today in some aspects. It's just a "swept under the rug issue". DON'T EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM YOUR PEOPLE!! Accept who you are and embrace it...
Chesnutt, Charles. A Wife of His Youth. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. By Nina Baym. 8th ed. Vol. 2. New York: W.W. Norton, 2008. 465-73. Print.
Natural Hair Timeline - Ask Me About My Hair (.com)." Ask Me About My Hair Com RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Sept. 2014.