What does it say about our society when it tells us that darker skin is an instant cause for concern and discomfort?
Through colonization and white supremacy, colorism has become an ingrained mindset for many people of color and is now a part of the social lenses we view our world through.
The over-reliance of Filipinos to other cultures is rooted in a simple concept: the idea that theirs are superior to ours. This has to change.
I would know, because my high school education was pretty embarrassingly Eurocentric.