This specific quote from Malcolm X’s”Who Taught You to Hate Yourself”. spoke to me in such a powerful way. Maybe because I wounder the same things even in the world that I live in today. Working in a retail store I often hear African American women stating that when buying make up and hair products they are faced with problems like finding the right complexions to match their skin tones which making them literally hate their own color, those women make wishes of their skin being lighter and whiter. Then there are other women who wish they didn’t have curves, maybe if they were shaped like a white girl it would be easier to shop and buy more clothing. Being so young and open to adults who speak badly on being black it makes me question myself sometimes. Then I remember that it is not only African American women who hate themselves and what God made them, but other races who go through the same things. For instances, there are white women who get skin tans so that they are darker, they risk skin cancer just to be the color that black girls hate. These white women pay thousands of dollars getting breast implants and body injections in the hopes of being as curvy as the black women that I see in my store every day and it makes me sad.