Does it really matter?
After finishing Black No More, wow. What a twist. The story starts with whites being supreme and then those with black skin and African descent conforming to lightening their skin. The racial difference based on skin color is no longer distinguishable within society and the ‘true whites’ are outraged. Later it was announced that those who had the surgery to artificially make their skin white actually had whiter skin than those of ‘white descent’. After this, everyone was pursuing darker skin. Using skin dyes and African descent makeups. Laying out by the beach just to get the darkest skin they possible could. Which creates a really ironic ending. The whites went from hating dark skin/African descent to worshipping dark skin and aspiring to look as if they had African descent. It is almost a little sad, because it really proves that skin color ultimately does not matter and there should not be any sort of social class division or discrimination against anyone due to the color of their skin. The amount of significance society placed on one having dark skin and then to just acquire darker skin at the end of the novel themselves is terrible. The skin color transformations within the novel just prove that skin color does not make or break a person and everyone is human. It was an interesting story to see what would happen if skin color was eliminated, but it seems like that is an impossible task and does not truly fix any of the problems in society based off race.