Why Light-skinned Black Americans Turn to Activism

“For a black person who does not fit the normative image of what it means to “look black,” the usual way of performance is through activism, since the ties to language and culture are typically just American culture and not necessarily African culture. Specifically, within the black-American community the performance of race or blackness is exhibited commonly in light-skinned people through activism and taking political stands against the overall mistreatment of black lives. “