"Dark Girls" Exposes Ugly Side of Colorism
Documentary explores the discrimination of dark skinned black women among the African-American community.
Colorism has long been the root of heated debates among the African-American community and black culture. Is there a separation between light-skinned and dark-skinned black women?
On the surface, maybe not. But a new documentary proves otherwise. "Dark Girls" will air on the OWN Network on June 23rd and delves into the bias and discrimination dark skinned women experience at school, work and even in their love lives. The documentary includes accounts from various women who have had negative experiences due to their skin complexion, as well as desperate measures they’ve taken to make their skin lighter.
Film director and producer Bill Duke hopes the documentary will open up the way for discussions and help break down the issue of colorism in the African-American community as well as in other communities. Check out a snippet of the documentary below.
Do you think there's a separation between light and dark skinned women?
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