Comment on Skin Colour is Not a Fashion Statement (And no, we won’t “get a tan…”) by Solange.
I too, like Jessie at fashion limbo am Latina(both my parents are from Cuba and I’m proud to be milk-white. Growing up (especially in a middle school, filled with inner-city,”ghetto” types I would get teased/sniggered at and insulted in Spanish,until I’d get fed up and fire back some sort of expletive riddled reply in FLUENT Spanish and they’d be silenced for ignorantly assuming I was a “white” girl. But since I was never interested in the “ghetto-fab, wanna-be hoodrat style” I was often considered a “race traitor” growing up. I am proud of my heritage and fully emabrace it, but I’m also proud that I inherited my mother’s milky youthful, complection and dark hair. And I hope to age as well as she has(she’s 61 and passes for mid-40s!) I just wish I would’ve gotten her stunning olive green eyes!