When I was a kid, I would always get compared with my cousins who have fairer and whiter skin. They were often referred to as milk and I, on the other hand, was coffee. I didn't understand it back then. I didn't understand why they had to make comparisons. I was very young after all.
Sorry I just have to throw it all out there to support something I'd like to say later on. I'm sure you and I know how technology and the media have greatly influenced how people think of themselves. Today, I'd like to say something that's truly based on my experience and how I overcame it.
In fact, when I think about it now, the issue of skin color is very superficial. But if you look at it in a larger scale, it's a big deal to most people!