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As a black woman, my skin color is part of my identity and who I am. It's how society sees me and judges me based on that and affects my every day life. It's part of my history, where I come from, and how I make my way in the world because of society's view on black people and what's ingrained about them. I'll be treated a certain way because of it and people will assume things about me and have certain ideas in mind before I even open my mouth. Granted, everyone gets judged based on appearance, but being black people will assume i'm a thief/druggie/young mom/thug/whatever. I can't count the amount of times I've been told I speak good English 'for a black person'. There's culture and heritage attached to skin colors and 'not seeing that' isn't good.

Telling me you don't see the color of my skin takes away a part of who I am and what makes me into me. Skin color IS important and pretending you don't think that or see it is silly. No matter what your background, skin color plays an important role in shaping you and throwing these non-existent skin colors in downplays that. I don't want being black to be the only thing people see about me, but I don't want it to be ignored either.

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