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Melanin Monday just got a whole lot brighter with the viral hashtag, #GrowingUpWithBrownSkin.

Thanks to Black Twitter, the beauty and bittersweet reality of being a person of color was the topic of discussion this afternoon. While some of the brash honesty from Twitter users may make you laugh until your stomach hurts, the polarizing truth about being brown or Black is proof that we still have so far to go.

Take a look at some of the tweets that had us crying tears of joy and nodding in solidarity below:


Black Twitter Seeks Healing From Orlando Shooting With #GaysBreakTheInternet

Barack Obama Uses Hashtag #DoYourJob To Get Senate Members Off Their Asses

#BlackExcellence: Debra Lee Added To Twitter’s Board Of Directors


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