Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
I am pretty excited to see the sequel. Colorism, like so many other issues facing the black community, is very complex and I don’t think the discussion would be complete without hearing both sides of the issue. People consider me light-skinned and while I don’t feel that I’ve personally had bad experiences because of my skin tone, I have felt more subtle tension as far as how other people perceive me. While I empathize with my sisters that are darker and the extra obstacles they face, I think it would he insensitive to say that light-skinned girls who’ve been assaulted or had Nair thrown on them, among other horrible things, can’t have their stories heard as well. Hopefully these two documentaries will show that there’s pain and blame on both sides to move forward, forgive, and live as one.
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