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POV: You’re a Kayumanggi Experiencing Colorism in the Philippines
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“Sus, normal na lang ‘yan. Hindi ka pa ba nasanay?” 🔊 Colorism has been highly considered as a normal situation in the country — the derogatory remarks we hear, the unfair representation we see, the whitening soaps we scrub on our skins, and the discrimination we experience. According to Laforteza (2022), our colonial history, particularly on how the American, Japanese, and Spanish colonizers deeply reshaped our identity, should be traced to understand the deeply-rooted colorism. It is just a natural, everyday encounter but for us, it is not just that. It is our own skin and culture that are at...