She said ’cause my skin wasn’t light enough
Tuition wasn’t high enough
I couldn’t understand just what I did
So underestimated, You left me unaccounted for
While the teacher is likely Frank is going to fail because he is not white, she might also have been referencing the shade of Frank’s skin. Among black culture, darker skin is sometimes viewed as less attractive or favorable. Additionally, social psychological research shows that African Americans with lighter skin are unconsciously perceived more favorably.
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