Having dark skin and seeing it as a problem isn't just an African-American or "black" thing. I put black in quotations because in places outside of America black doesn't solely mean of African descent. Having medium dark brown to black skin to my knowledge is seen as a negative to many in India. It makes sense since most of the Miss Indias and Bollywood actresses have slightly tan to white skin. And skin lightening is fairly common in certain parts of India.
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