Friday, 27 May 2011 01:42

Is It Wrong to be Black & Dark Skin?

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I came across this video and i thought that the topic was interesting especially as i thought that we had got pass this. I am wondering if this is an African American thing or it actually is a worldwide phenomenon.

Synopsis of this Documentary Trailer

This documentary is something that we all should watch... It really made me think and try to search inside of myself . I want to be different. I want to make a change even If that change has to happen IN ME FIRST. Even if you don't want to watch this video. Just think... think about how you could make a difference in our community and work as a unit. unite as one people..... IGNORING IT DOESN'T SOLVE IT...!

Film to Premier in October at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville...download of the whole video is not available yet.

The synopsis above was taken from the information on the video, I dont really get what they are trying to say but the trailer itself says a lot. 

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  • Comment Link abi Monday, 30 May 2011 00:56 posted by abi

    This just breaks my heart. Particularly when the little girl identifies the darker skin baby doll with ugliness and stupidity. That is learned behaviour which she has picked up from home and the playground. She's been taught to hate herself and unless she's lucky to find a strong role model quickly, it'll be downhill all the way form here on in. Unfortuntely, people will use any differences they find to put themselves above you. So the light versus dark skinned debate will rage on.
    This phenonmenon is not just within the black community but I'm not concerned with the those other communities. There is an ever widenening chasm and deep divisions within our community where most of us think light is right and that they have more advantages and opportunities as a result. Would be difficult to get into the intricacies of this topic but certainly, at the heart of it is the issue of power and economics. Darker skinned people have been "programmed" to feel inferior. Listen to the teenage boy and girl that were interviewed. How stupid do they sound?! Such self hatred which is also leading us to annhilate ourselves.

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  • Comment Link Amma Friday, 27 May 2011 12:53 posted by Amma

    To understand the importance and impact of 'beauty' to the self-esteem of a woman talk to any little girl of African descent.

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