colorism

Kashif Boothe Tackles This Age Old Debate In “Being Light Skinned” Documentary

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Independent Screenwriter and Producer Kashif Boothe recently tackled the age-old light skin/dark skin debate. In a short documentary posted to his YouTube channel earlier this Spring, Boothe spoke to a number of people from mixed racial backgrounds to compile their views on skin bleaching, their...

Hola Morena: Between Culture & Colorism in Colombia

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Since I moved abroad to Colombia last March, I’ve adapted to a plethora of cultural differences; from the intricacies of hailing a Taxi to the faux pas of turning down food. Though there are many aspects of life in the South American nation that I...

Jemele Hill Says Stephen Curry is Disrespected Because He’s Light

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Jemele Hill recently had a few words about why Stephen Curry is so “disrespected” in the NBA during her appearance on Michael Rapaport’s podcast. Rapaport opened the conversation on stating that Curry is being disrespected on a level he’s never seen. “Could you have imagined...

Zoe Saldana Is Partially At Fault For Nina, And Defending Her Doesn’t Help The Cause

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When the trailer for Nina was initially released, criticism was harsh and Zoe Saldana, the face of the ill-fated biopic, was heavily dragged through the mud for donning what looks like the equivalent of blackface to portray Nina Simone. In recent days, however, a number of...

Black And South Asian College Students Are Embracing Melanin And Stomping Out Colorism With This #UnfairAndLovely Campaign

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Melanin appreciation social media campaigns like #MelaninMonday, #BlackOutDay and #FlexinMyComplexion have deeply resonated with black women and girls pushing against the twisted status quo that says light skin is always more beautiful. But the pushing extends past the black community as the need to celebrate...