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Skin lightening products in a store.

Opinion | Skin bleaching products are harmful to the Black community

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist November 17, 2021
Skin bleaching is harmful and toxic to the Black community by degrading darker skin tones and perpetuating colorism.
Junior finance major Jocelyn George led a discussion about colorism held by Pitt South Asian Student Association Friday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

SASA, BAS converse about colorism

By Hannah Schneider, For The Pitt News November 19, 2017

Until about two weeks ago, Anvit Rai wasn’t familiar with the concept of colorism. “I had heard of [colorism], but I didn’t know how pervasive or important it was,” Rai said. “To a degree,...

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