Dear Fair Skinned Dorm Mates,
I have a question on an epidemic I am seeing on our campus. Tanning. You may wonder why someone of my complexion may care to ponder this subject. But I must admit it intrigues me.
What is the purpose of tanning? You want to appear darker. It seems like our society puts too much emphasis on skin color. So much that you are willing to expose yourself to cancer to achieve this (look up the facts the cancer risk is real…don’t deny it).
I know our campus values health and wellbeing. No smoking, drugs, ect… How is this an exception to the matter?
Please be happy with the color of your skin. Don’t burn yourself into cancer or that dreaded “orange tint”.
In the words of my dear friend, “God is the artist of the color of our skin”.
Remember and embrace your complexion the way it is.
An anonymous black girl