Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin condition which causes hypopigmentation of the skin.

Image by Noelle Théard (link)

“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first.  A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’”  – Sembene, Newark, New Jersey.

Video about the (1) drop project

It is worth checking out a video of a young woman named Chantelle Brown.

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