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Has the Skin Lightener Industry Learned From Black Lives Matter?

"Black Lives Matter activism has jolted the skin lightener industry. In June, manufacturers of skin lighteners joined other corporations in voicing support for the racial justice movement. Critics quickly pointed out the hypocrisy of voicing such support in the U.S. while continuing to sell skin whitening products globally. Such products, they say, play off of, and promote racism and colourism, prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones in Asia and Africa," writes Lynn M. Thomas for The Conversation.

 

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