When I was like 5 years old I used to pray to have light skin because I would always hear how pretty that little light skin girl was, or I would hear I was pretty ‘to be dark skinned.’ It wasn’t until I was 13 that I really learned to appreciate my skin color and know that I was beautiful.
Actress KeKe Palmer, on a panel of women of color, describing her experience with colorism and internalized racism as a child. (via racebending)