The 411 on Skin Bleaching

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  • 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

Racism and Colorism Drive Sales

It cannot be denied that racism, colorism and self-hate definitely drive the skin bleaching industry. For way too long, people of color, especially women, have been told that lighter is better and attractive; can bring you more dating and marriage prospects; and can bring more social mobility and acceptance.   

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