How far would you go to change your looks?
We’ve all heard it said that appearances are everything, and whether or not we take it to heart, there is some sad truth to the refrain. In our crowded and often confusing world, one look and an initial judgement are sometimes all we have when deciding our thoughts and feelings about other people.
We judge so many things so quickly: style, beauty, clothing, word choice, background. We judge things we couldn’t possibly hope to understand from just one look, trying and profoundly failing to encapsulate this other person without getting to know them first.
And sadly, skin color is one of the first, outermost things we see while making our judgements.