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Acrylic, Oil, Metal Leaf, Brown Paper Bags on Panel. A consistent theme in my work is colorism. The Juice Ain't so Sweet makes reference to the popular colloquialism "the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice." These statements that have been embraced by Black Americans are affirmations in accepting one's darker skin tone. Here, I question when there will be mass acceptance in darker skin tones in American society and media.