Dark Girls: Is Colorism Making a Comeback?

When it was recently announced that African-American producer Bill Duke was working on Dark Girls, a documentary on colorism within the Black community that will premiere in October at the Nashville Film Festival, the reaction was not only positive, but heartbreaking.Many Black women recounted their negative experiences on the websites that posted the documentary teaser. Some had been teased by schoolmates by family member and by men on the street, who made cruel comparisons between them and their lighter-skinned counterparts....more
As a dark skin African American woman, I can't say I've always longed to be light skin. ...more