Radio 101
12:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

The Poison of Colorism

18-year-old Sierra Lee says being dark-skinned means your own culture may reject you.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / WFDD

Every day Sierra Lee wakes up, she says she goes to war. Sierra describes her life as a dark-skinned African American as a continuous fight. Now she's 18 and a senior at James Benson Dudley High School in Greensboro. She's participated in WFDD's education program, Radio 101.  It inspires confidence, creativity, critical thinking and community engagement while teaching radio journalism skills. In her essay, Sierra sheds light on a type of modern-day prejudice she struggles to overcome. 

Sierra Lee proudly proclaims, she is beautiful.