Reflect on your own racial identity. Are there any experiences that you related to in the videos above?
Think about some of the discussion in the videos centered around colorism and privilege. In the racial group that you identify with, has the societal favoring of light colored skin ever impacted you? Were there any experiences from racial groups you don't belong to that surprised you, or that you had never considered before?
As I am white, I cannot say I experienced anything remotely similar to people in the videos. I do think about how privileged I am to be of lighter skin based on an experience I had with a friend entering a bar. Unfortunately, at the time I was completely unaware of what was happening, but she was being held back and not allowed to enter because of the color of her skin. Later she explained the experience and I was embarrassed that I neither recognized what was happening and did not listen more to her when it was happening. I am also a bit concerned about returning to the United States as my fiance is Syrian and I wonder if he will experience prejudice or racism as well.