Kitara’s description of her mom’s struggle between black pride and her own African features is emblematic of that experienced by many people of color. Despite the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s that proclaimed “black is beautiful” and “brown pride,” many blacks and Chicano/as still harbor shame about typically ethnic characteristics such as full lips, or broad, fl at noses. And just as skin color matters for access to resources, so do facial features.