Light Girls Documentary {Video} Colorism Is Still Alive. Amber Rose, Raven Symone + More Celebrities Speak Out

Published On January 21, 2015 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

The documentary from Bill Duke, which premiered Monday on OWN, has some powerful representations of how colorism affects light-skinned women, from celebrities to real life women this is something everyone deals with.

Without question, Light Girls had some extraordinarily powerful segments. From classifying the Jim Crow era as “homeland terrorism” to explaining that “black women have been cultured to compare, not connect,” Michaela Angela Davis broke it down so that it will forever and consistently be broke. I was surprised at how much some of the painful, personal narratives, such as that of Essence Atkins, mirrored my own, and I appreciate and respect these sisters for bravely telling their stories—no doubt well aware of the pushback they would receive.

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