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“Epidermalization of this inferiority”

7 Aug

Substitute “negro” for dark-skinned Asian: the “need” for skin cream starts on the inside.

“For several years certain laboratories have been trying to produce a serum for ‘denegrification’ … embarked on research that might make it possible for the miserable negro to whiten himself.”

” . . . the internalization – or better, the epidermalization of this inferiority”

This quote is from Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, published in 1952.  More information on this book may be read on the Emory University website.

Read more information on Frantz Fanon or look at a list of his books.