Friday, June 3, 2011

Is It STILL About Color?

The other day, this film was brought to my attention by an old classmate. Ten minutes in, I was already over it. It's soo weird watching somethings. It's as if, I live in an other America. I swear. Yet the one thing I picked up, throughout my ten minutes were..

"Hurt people, HURT PEOPLE"

What mother would really pass that on to their child? "Lawd, thank g-d she's light skinned" ..Really?! lol Please, don't spread and past down ignorance. I thought that slave mentality was dead w/ Halle, Stacey Dash, Oprah, Michelle Obama etc. People would rather they'd sit in a tub of bleach, than love themselves. Wow! I have no words for that. How can someone else love you, if you don't even LIKE your damn self?!?! I can't even sympathize.

I've been brown, all my life. When summer comes, I get darker. I don't hide from the sun, or only go out at night. I've got red undertones, and I'm proud. Black cherry cinnamon walking. I was even more appalled, by the men on the video. Black men, aren't all like that. I've been fortunate, to feel loved, cherished, and appreciated by all the black men I've met. Since I was a little girl, I was made to feel pretty. Like all girls should. I was never made to feel slighted or inferior. A cycle is a cycle, because people keep it going. Get a new focus!

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Jazz Garcelle said...

I've never seen this film, but i can relate to what you said, I being a "dark-skinned" African American woman. Of coarse our world has come a LOOONG way from the days of "Jim Crow" and seperate but "equal" WOW!! It is sad that today women (black) are still insecure about their completions and don't even get me started on our hair. This is still ingrained in our souls as a people and esspecialy the DOUBLE minority black women. All we can do is keep teaching the truth. Looking to God (if you believe) and be confident in ourselves. Thanks for that post!