Subtle And Not-So-Subtle Ways Parents Cultivate Anti-Blackness And Self-Hate In Children

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Limiting their time outdoors because they’ll get “too black”

Speaking of limitations, another problematic restraint often placed on Black children has to do with the amount of time that they spend outdoors. Parents or older loved ones will tell that they need to get out of the sun, less they will get “too dark.” Of course, this sends the message that being dark is a negative thing and something that should be avoided.

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