Watch The Root Staff Debate the Term 'Dark-Skinned'

It’s a pretty convincing case for why we should start using more descriptive vocabulary to describe different complexions and stop thinking of white hues as the standard.

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features expert advice for TV and film’s most complex characters. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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