Jun 24, 2013

Last night was the world premiere of Bill Duke's documentary, Dark Girls.  The documentary made its debut on Oprah Winfrey's OWN.

To say the documentary was thought provoking is definitely an unstatement.  Judging by my own Twitter and Facebook feed, I can say there was a lot people had to say about the film.

The documentary focuses on Colorism in the African American community with the emphasis being on the affect it has had on women of darker complexions.

I would love to hear your thoughts about the film and Colorism in general.  Do you think we've made any inroads on the topic or do we still have a very long way to go?


The Beauty of Black Skin
One African-American woman says that when she traveled to Cancun, Mexico, with three female friends—two of whom she describes as fair-skinned—local men showered her with attention and complimented her beautiful skin. Find out why she believes her own people don't see any beauty in her at all. Plus, Nalo Hampton, another African-American woman, describes how men treat her differently behind closed doors.
The DVD for Dark Girls will be available September 24, 2013.

1 comment:

  1. I dont even know where to start. I watched and I was struck by a number of things. Colorism is global. I dont completely buy the idea that darker women are loved by everyone else but their own. I would argue that the level of preference across all races for darker women is probably the same. I'm not negating her experience. I just cant accept it across the board.

    As with everything we openly discuss, I hope this conversation opens the door for collective healing and reconciliation.