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Marita Golden

Originally posted June 2004

Don't Play in the Sun

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There is pervasive color-based discrimination in America -- inside the African-American community, where it sometimes said, "Light is right, black get back." Author, professor and poet Marita Golden grew up as a dark-skinned woman whose self-image only improved when she internalized the '60s message of the black consciousness movement that "black is beautiful." Her book is part memoir, part social history.




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