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The Stoop: Pretty for a dark-skinned girl

illustration by Neema Iyer

The Stoop podcast is hosted by KALW's Hana Baba and Leila Day. 

In this episode we explore colorism — discrimination based on skin tone, which has happened for decades in Black communities.

"Someone would hold a paper bag, and if you were lighter than the paper bag ... you were accepted, and if you were darker, you were not."

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