colorism

Van Jones Explains Michelle Obama Dark Skin & Classically Beautiful Comments

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Van Jones got himself in hot water after commenting about Michelle Obama’s DNC speech Monday night. did van jones just call the First Lady ugly? #DemsinPhilly pic.twitter.com/s40VLrH6w1 — d (@Consensual_Rub) July 26, 2016   Jones spoke about the First Lady growing up in Chicago and...

Just What We Need In 2016, A Dating App That Lets You Choose Matches By Skin Tone And Hair Texture

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The paper bag test lives on in digital form, thanks to a dating app for black people titled Smoochr and, sadly, the creators aren’t the least bit shy or ashamed about their divisive creation. On its homepage, the app boldly invites users to “Discover Black...

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...