In Toni Morrison's short story Sweetness we explore a complicated mother-daughter relationship from the perspective of a soon to be grandmother reliving her younger years. We see another side of Black Womanhood, one not of love or dignity but of hate and disgust. "She was so black she scared me." says the mother when describing her own daughter. We see what this woman thinks of skin color, she says "Some of you probably think it’s a bad thing to group ourselves according to skin color—the lighter the better—in social clubs, neighborhoods, churches, sororities, even colored schools. But how else can we hold on to a little dignity?" implying that the lighter your skin color, the more dignity you'd have. This demonstrates that women of color aren't always self loving but can even despise their own.