wellbeing. Darker-skinned black women report more physiological deterioration and self-report worse health than lighter-skinned women.
It was Tyrese’s success as an actor that turned things around for him. It was something that convinced him that he was more than just his skin tone. He began to even look at his skin as beautiful.
“After I had that moment, it did more for my confidence than you could ever imagine because it was a high that I would hope to experience for the rest of my life,” the Fast And Furious franchise star said.
The singer also shared details on Sweet Lady, and how the hit record came to life although it almost did not.
“Anthony [Morgan] played a song for me called Sweet Lady, and I said to Anthony Morgan, I don’t like it.”
Black Americans are not the only people obsessed with how light or dark a person’s skin is. Colorism is a societal ill felt in many places all around the world, including Latin America, East and Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Africa.
Here in the U.S., because we are such a diverse population with citizens hailing from all corners of the earth, our brand of colorism is both homegrown and imported.
And make no mistake, white Americans are just as “colorist” as their brown brothers and sisters.