Last night, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) aired Bill Duke’s ‘Light Girls’ documentary, the filmmaker’s follow-up to his exploration of colorism, Dark Girls (January 19, 2015).
Duke explores the pain, privilege and prejudice of light-skinned women in the new documentary, “Light Girls,” which is a spin-off of “Dark Girls.”
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The Black community once again addressed ‘colorism,’ and Life Coach Iyanla Vanzant was there to lead the way as she detailed how hurtful words and name calling affects younger people as they move into their adulthood.
Diahann Carroll, Kym Whitley, Essence Atkins, Raven-Symone (who once proclaimed to Oprah her desire to not be ‘labeled’ any color) and more opened up about their harsh experiences as light-skinned black women.
“When I had my own show, I used to tan three or four times a week in a tanning bed to get darker. I did,” Raven-Symone revealed in the new doc in reference to her show, “That’s So Raven.”
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