African American Distinctiveness

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The readings that were read this week gave me the realization that people understand that appearance and matter socially, among the working class. The physical distinctiveness of African slaves is the key idea that the lighter you are, the better you are. Even today there are many social constructs within the African American community that you are uglier if you are dark skin. It also gives those who are light skin the idea that they are better and comes with a stereotype that light skinned blacks are “boujee.” I think it comes from slavery because those in who worked out in the fields were dark while those who were house slaves tended to be light skinned. Light skins also got better treatment from their master and and I believe that the social
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