Light Skinned Privilege Analysis

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Jonathans work and romantic experiences are examples of light skinned privilege because he is able to “blend in”. Chameleoning himself as he calls it, only boast the fact that someone with European features get a pass regardless of which culture they decide to mesh with. Through the eyes of many light skin is perceived as less threatening and more beautiful or attractive. However, Jonathan was not able to choose the color of his skin. The systemic of preference for individuals of color whom have lighter skin is as old as slavery. Jonathan is able to overcome the stigma and stereotype that come with being dark skinned and African American. Within the discussion Jonathan states “If you don’t understand the culture, you can offend someone” referring
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