Have you seen Sammy Sosa lately? His dramatically lighter skin has . The second coming of Michael Jackson? Side effects of steroid use? A man running away from his ethnic identity? Or just a brother who’s willing to go a long way to get ? Who knows? Whatever the reason, the Chicago Tribune‘s Exploring Race blog has a good post about Sammy’s new look and the perpetual racial questions about dark and light skin and society’s perceived standards of beauty.