Colourism doesn’t speak pride or confidence in your blackness. Colourism says that the more black you appear, the less you have to be proud of. Colourism says that if you’re born dark you need to drop whatever else makes you ‘too black’. It tells you to stop being ratchet, ghetto, loud. It tells you to buy bleach, moderate your accent, contour your nose. It tells you to marry white or light so that your children don’t have to suffer being as dark as you. It tells you that no matter what, you don’t matter as much as the light skin folk beside you.