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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‘Light Skin vs Dark Skin’ party highlights black on black bias

Club promoters in Columbus planned to host a party they are billing as “Light Skin vs. Dark Skin” and have used Twitter and Facebook to help with the party’s promotion. Flyers for the party stirred up quite a bit of commotion, as some started claiming alliance to #teamlightskin or #teamdarkskin, while others went about vehemently denouncing the exploitation of the “color battle” for profits.

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New York Times: Colorism is the new racism

Dozens of research studies have shown that skin tone and other racial features play powerful roles in who gets ahead and who does not. These factors regularly determine who gets hired, who gets convicted and who gets elected. Consider: Lighter-skinned Latinos in the United States make $5,000 more on average than darker-skinned Latinos. The education

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