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Skin Bleaching and Global White Supremacy: By Way of Introduction

@article{Blay2011SkinBA,
  title={Skin Bleaching and Global White Supremacy: By Way of Introduction},
  author={Yaba Amgborale Blay},
  journal={The Journal of Pan-African Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={4},
  pages={4}
}
The cosmetic use of chemical agents to lighten the complexion of one’s skin, also referred to as skin whitening, skin lightening, and/or skin bleaching, is currently a widespread global phenomenon. While the history of skin bleaching can be traced to the Elizabethan age of powder and paint, in its current manifestations, skin bleaching is practiced disproportionately within communities “of color” and exceedingly among people of African descent. While it is true that skin bleaching represents a… 

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