I have so many life experiences from having dark skin that I at times I am numb and have to sit back and take care of my mental health.
Do a social experiment for yourself, If you want to know how it kinda feels to have brown skin. Put on a red baseball cap that says make America great again and do not say anything. Go outside your home and around in places of work, community, and go to places that have people who do not know you personally.
Listen to what people assume about you. Some may even tell you without you asking, some may even call you names, some will just give you looks or do little microaggressions towards you. Just because you wore a red hat. Do you think all of the comments, looks, or reactions are valid or unfair? Do you wish that people would not assume the worst from you? Or are there pieces of what they said fits you but not all of it ? Again, valid or unfair.
My dark skin has been one that I wear with pride. Growing up I did not have that opportunity to fully love and understand myself due to the ignorance of so many. Now I get to see so many people fight for others like me it makes me happy.
We do have feelings and we can feel when you make our skin the reason why you treat us differently. It does still happen. Oh, the stories I could tell.
Nothing new to me. But glad y'all finally heard it and accepted it; if you have yet to understand and need to have a conversation hit me up. Virtual coffees are my new norm.