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Type in the phrase "light skin vs. dark skin" into Google's search engine, and you will be rewarded with more than 20 million results to sift through. This is because in 2009, the issue of skin color is still a heavy-hitter within the black race. If you're unfamiliar with the history behind this intraracial struggle, you have probably been living under a rock. The roots of this kind of prejudice run quite deep all throughout the country. And just when the media does something to allude to universal acceptance, the light skinned vs. dark skinned debate rears its head. The idea that lighter complexioned black people are somehow smarter, more desirable, or attractive is something that seems to permeate the black community, and still manages to strike many nerves. But sometimes it is confusing to determine whether reality is continuing to influence the media or the other way around.

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