Black Public Scholars

August 6, 2011

Do Black People Discriminate Against Dark Skin and Natural Hair?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 1:30 pm

dark girls, african americans, black women, african american women

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

I spent time watching a trailer for the film "Dark Girls," directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry.  Oddly enough, the clip was sent to me by a friend of mine who has spent her life being praised for being "light skinned-ed" and having the long, flowing hair of a black Marilyn Monroe.   She eventually married a tall, dark man, leading me to wonder if she feels any guilt for receiving preferential treatment over something that should never have mattered at all.

 

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