It’s been a little while since my last post, but school is over, so you’ll start seeing post more often. yay!
For what ever reason race and ‘blackness’ for lack of a better word, have come up quite often over the last few weeks. You may remember my post of remembering the 1st time I was black. And if you follow me on twitter you may remember me being disturbed by one of my photography friends saying they ‘like black girls with white features.’
Anyway my friends at the blog Witches’ Brew posted this video on their Facebook page. It’s the preview of the documentary Dark Girls that will be released later this year. It touches on the deep-seated issues of complexion within and outside the black community; I look forward to watching the whole thing.
I’ve never had any direct issues with my skin tone, but I do know growing up around predominantly white people, I used to want to be lighter and most definitely have different hair. I think because of college, moving to a diverse place like NYC, and most importantly a family that did not perpetuate these culturally damaging ideas, I have no issue with my shade (I think it’s quite perfect, thank you!). …sadly I still wish i had ‘good hair.’
What are your thoughts?