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While it affects both men and women, colourism intersects with sexism so that it particularly affects women of colour. Beautiful wives looking casual sex Milledgeville sociologist Meeta Rani Jha argues: Physical attractiveness, whiteness, and youthfulness have accrued capital just as darker skin colour, hair texture, disability, and ageing have devalued feminine currency.
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Research in the US has pointed to advantages for people of colour with light skin in education, the job market and relationships.
Colourism is simultaneously exploited by companies determined to turn insecurities about skin colour into financial gain through marketing lucrative skin lightening products.
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This Lisbon MD cheating wives is compounded by the way in which people with power and privilege use the success of those people of colour with light skin, such as Markle, to claim advances for people of colour more generally.
In doing so, they can obscure the marginalisation of those with dark skin and hide the effects of colourism and racism.
To challenge colourism, we must draw attention Find sex in Kingston springs Tennessee the lack of people with darker skin shades in high profile or high status positions and the obstacles they face.
Only in recognising and challenging the racism that underpins colourism can we begin to address this pernicious prejudice.