the hatred for dark skin can begin so young

it starts out as cognitive dissonance because there’s nothing innately ugly about dark skin. little kids will be able to acknowledge that an individual dark skinned person is pretty but they will still say “dark is ugly”

they also have an issue acknowledging that they’re dark skinned if they have this mentality and want to choose way lighter skin colours when asked what they look like

then when they get older it morphs more clearly into “i am ugly because i am dark skinned” and they have a greater inability to see individual dark skinned people as attractive/ pretty