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Chronicling Black Complexion Wars

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Chronicling Black Complexion Wars

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Chronicling Black Complexion Wars

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"Good" versus "nappy" hair ... "red boned" versus dark skin. For decades, black women have had their looks broken down into categories — and had their feelings hurt, in the process.

The new book, Other People's Skin, explores how black women look at themselves and other black women around them.

Elizabeth Atkins and TaRessa Stovall both contributed to the book, which Stovall also co-edited.