Not the Typical Racism

Do you fit on the color scale? 

"To be colorblind is to miss so much beauty" —Jessica Lakritz

Savannah Cadet-Haynes

I am a 21-year-old college student who is biracial. I would describe myself as an introvert, yet I can be spontaneous, resilient and adventurous. I am 5 feet 3 inches tall, have curly hair and brown eyes. The color of my skin varies depending on the season. In the winter I'm as light as toffee, and in the summer I'm a mix of brown sugar and honey. In today's society, I would be called “light skinned.” There are a lot of people like me in the world — people who don’t fall into neat skin tone baskets, people who experience colorism along with the usual racism.