There’s a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

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Lynn M. Thomas, professor of history, Floyd U. Jones Family Endowed Chair, and Interim Executive Director of the School of Drama, discusses her newly published book,  Beneath the Surface: A Transnational History of Skin Lighteners, in light of the recent decision made by Amazon to stop selling skin lightening products that contain mercury thanks to the hard work of Somali-American activists, The Beautywell Project and the Sierra Club.

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