It’s widely known that slave masters psychologically divided their slaves in order to conquer them and minimize chances rebellion. One of the main facets of that division was pitting people against each other based on complexion. Light skin slaves were seen as better than dark skin slaves and often had less strenuous jobs, as they weren’t bound to fields and doing backbreaking labor. They were also considered more attractive because most likely they were closer to being White. Several centuries later, the actions of several people in the Black community still show that we are simple enough to fall victim to the hype.
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