Yesterday, someone on Tumblr asked me if I thought racism was still a problem in my country (the US) - and I said yes. I then told them (the first time I’d ever told anyone this) about a time when I was in 8th grade, I was sitting in the Chemistry lab at school and five or six white guys a couple of years older than me proceeded to talk loudly about how they thought all black girls were ugly, and how they’d never date one, and that white girls were really the only pretty girls. For a long time, I thought that they were right, and I wanted to be white so bad. I thought my life would be easier if I were a blonde, blue eyed, white girl. It took awhile for me to realize that I’m not the one that’s ugly - it’s them. At the end of the day, nothing is going to change my skin color and I have finally made peace with that. I love my skin and wouldn’t change it for anything.
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