Video: African-Australians are bleaching their skin

A young African woman is concerned about her friends using skin-whitening creams. An African Australian woman says skin-whitening creams are widely used by girls as young as 14 in her Melbourne community. The 22-year-old woman says African mothers encourage their daughters to use such creams “to become more beautiful”. “One mother I know is using

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Video: Trailer for Dark Girls (a documentary)

Watch this trailer for Dark Girls, a documentary about skin color. This is a must-watch for everyone, light-skinned or dark-skinned. Highlights: “I remember one in particular, they used to say — you stayed in the oven too long. That was really hurtful. “ “Being in school, there was such a separation among girls who were

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Video: Everywoman – Skin Bleaching

Watch this Al Jazeera news segment about the problem of illegal bleaching creams and their effects. It interviews ‘Marcia’, a user whose skin has been damaged. Some memorable quotes: Dermatologist: “Lighter skin is better skin or lighter skin will get you a better job…” UK customs officer in the UK: “Everytime we make a seizure,

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