The 411 on Skin Bleaching

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  • Understanding Skin Bleaching and Its Dangers
  • What Is Skin Bleaching?
  • It’s a Booming Industry
  • Racism and Colorism Drive Sales
  • How Does It Work?
  • Skin Bleaching Is Dangerous
  • You Are Beautiful the Way You Are

Understanding Skin Bleaching and Its Dangers

Recently, Nigerian-Cameroonian pop musician Dencia has come under fire for launching Whitenicious, a line of skin bleaching products aimed for Black women. But she isn’t the only one: Skin-bleaching companies are a booming industry around the world. But do these products send the wrong message to women of color? Better yet: Are they even safe? — Kellee Terrell (@kelleent)

 (Photos from Left: Allison Joyce/Reuters, Whitenicious)

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