By Natalie Corner For Mailonline. Girls are bleaching their skin with dangerous mercury-infused creams because they think looking lighter will make them 'more successful'. Before on the left and after, right. Correspondent Tania Rashid also hears from a make-up artist who says being light-skinned makes you more likely to be successful in job interviews, and a year-old marketing student who has spent two years bleaching his skin because he thinks it will make him more successful. South African rapper Mchoza, who disappeared from the public eye only to re-emerge with noticeably lighter skin, told the programme her transformation had breathed new life into her career. Rapper Mchoza, who is well known for her use of skin lightening products, insists her use is down to a medical condition, but still says she's convinced her lighter skin has positively impacted on her career.
That long retired term was used in the original lyrics for the Irving Berlin song "Puttin On The Ritz": Spangled gowns upon the bevy of high browns from down the levee, all misfits, puttin' on the Ritz! OK, I just forget about little bits of racism like that. It also explains the next line, " The original song just gets worse every time I hear it. But nowadays even most racists in the USA wouldn't use the word "darkies" in public. It appears to me that most people in the United States usually refrain from making any comment about skin color in public.
Being treated differently because she is light skinned isn't something that actress, Tessa Twala views as a privilege or takes lightly. In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Tessa said that being viewed differently because she is a 'yellow bone' is as serious as racism or sexism in the acting world. The Swaziland-born actress said that even though she's experienced xenophobic comments, it seemed subtle compared to some of the comments made to other foreigners. I admit that it is because I am light skinned.
You must be wondering what a yellow bone is. Well, in the modern urban terminology it refers to a person of fair skin who would most likely be darker skinned; it is usually referenced. A light-skinned person that you think is half white or coloured walks to hie making your jaw drop in shock and wonder. Faith on the photo is the definition of yellow bone, light-skinned anomalies in a dark-skinned majority.