My heart ache for these women and their children. Colorism is something that has been plaguing the black community since slavery.

Tyra Banks has invited women to her show that are willing to do almost anything to whiten the color of their skin … including the use of bleach, despite the negative or harmful side effects. While lightening creams are intended to be used on small spots to reduce scarring, as we can see on the show, some women slather creams over their entire bodies.

But is the result worth the risk?

We as a people come in a kaleioiscope of beautiful colors and we have to learn to appreciate the beauty that each of us represent.