Yes, its true! Some of the colorist many of us advocate against are near and even resemble us in phenotype, specifically complexion. It is important to not be hypocritical in tolerance against colorism regardless if the perpetrator is a dark skin black woman or girl. They do not get a pass because they have dark skin too. I can recall, being on the train, riding on my way home from work, a young black girl and her young daughter got on a couple stops after and sat across from me.
The mother was on the phone with whom seemed to be a friend, the little girl appeared to be a toddler was sitting in her stroller, preoccupied with something, I don’t recall. The little girl’s mother, deeply invested in her phone conversation, pauses to say, “stop! (child’s name), you doing that dark skin $h!%, again”. I cannot recall what the little girl did exactly, and I believe my face displayed the disbelief for her words, because she ended the phone conversation and proceeded to handle her daughter with care. I was appalled by her words and that she said them with ease to her own daughter.
In addition, although her daughter was dark in complexion so was she; there was an obvious variance in skin tone, the mother being a couple shades lighter. However, anyone looking at them, could clearly see they’d both be categorized with having dark skin. Perhaps, it was the reason she was comfortable making such a statement . I sat back in silence, contemplating if I should say something, but I felt as if she knew what she said was out of line, because of how quickly she attempted to straighten up her actions and I hoped it was her first and last time making such a statement especially to her own daughter. Our community isn’t as community oriented as it once was and you never know the response you’ll get with intervening on how someone chooses to raise their child.