First, let me tell you, I ‘m naturally a Jamaican woman of color. I was born with a dark brown skin and have lived most of my youth years pretty unaware of the problems my skin color was going to cause me. As a matter of fact, my mother is Caucasian (White). She is originally from the UK and met my father while on holiday. She fell in love with him and they quickly married and moved to Jamaica. A year or so later, I was born; a tiny 6lb baby girl with dark brown skin. Even if my mother was as white as it can be, I took after the physical characteristics of my colored father. It did not take long and I had a younger sister. She, unlike me resembled our mother and her skin was as white as snow. My sister and I grew up to be very close. Apart from the difference in our skin color, we were like twins, same height, same look and with a very similar personality too. ?But The Happy Years Were Ending..? Years went by fast and somewhere in my teenage years I started noticing a trend: ?My sister was having more success than me in everything she did” I loved my sister but was eager to know why she found a summer job as easy as 123 while I searched for a whole month and found only closed doors. And why she was with her 2nd boyfriend while I was never ever been asked for a date! Long story short, one day I found an article that opened my eyes and could explain all my questions, it stated that: ?White People have all the advantages in the world; they get jobs easier, earn the highest salaries and attract more handsome partners.? Those words were hard on me. Having grown with a Caucasian sister I knew deep inside that they were true.