My goal here is not to paint a portrait of colorism that is one-sided. Most of my lighter friends were so down to earth but often assumed to be “sadity” snobs at mere glance. In a cluster of girls, I’ve often heard comments like “She’s not cute, just light skin.” Looking back, I see how unfair those statements were. Who is anyone to assume that less melanin is all that a woman has to offer? I must also add that to be viewed as a trophy is still objectification and nothing to be envious of. The experiences of Black women have taught them to be wary. They harbor insecurity and jealousy that echo “Who does she think she is?!” So the question still remains: Is promoting an underrepresented form of beauty further perpetuating this division?