Colorism, the biases that come from viewing paleness as a symbol of power and beauty, is prevalent in communities where a variety of skin shades exist such as the African, Latin American and Asian groups.

Attitudes like this hurt and damage the self-esteem of both children and adults who experience discrimination because they have darker skin colors than their counterparts. 

Colorism is a societal problem that needs to be fought with the same intensity and urgency as other forms of prejudice if we want a more just society. In this post, I outline three things that we can do as individuals to overcome it.