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Tank ignited a light-skinned vs. dark-skinned debate on social media that has many people opening up about their experience with what is referred to as “shadism” or “colorism.” Do black people really experience racism from their own people? According to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” cast and listeners – YES.

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Listen to the audio player to hear “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” discuss the controversial topic, and hear the cast share how it’s impacted their lives.

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