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New Research Shows Black Women With Lighter Skin, Have Lighter Prison Sentence Than Women With Dark Skin
July 16, 2011 2 comments
Many African Americans are familiar with the incessant discussion regarding light versus dark skin and the supposed advantages one may have over the other. Ever since Nella Larsen’s novella “Passing,”, in which the main character, Irene Redfield, a light-skinned African American woman passing for white, reveals the hidden implications regarding race, with respect to the perception that being white is better than black and inferior.