Are You A Coloracist? That question was posted in preparation for an upcoming October series on coloracism amongst blacks and other dark-skinned minorities.
The 115+ comments received within 24 hours was telling. Among them, this woman’s experience stands alone:
I am originally from a Caribbean country but I was raised here in America; I believe that colorism is ten thousand times worse over there than in the US. At least here in the US the one drop rule forced light-skinned and mixed race blacks to identify as black, even if they looked white, like Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Many white-looking blacks like him chose not to pass as white. But no such rule exists in my country, so light-skinned people, even those with African features, consider themselves white and most of them really hate dark skinned people.