Colorism Quotes

Why compile a list of colorism quotes? The official answer is that a collection of quotations helps fulfill the CH mission to raise awareness and provide a hub of information and resources about colorism. Other equally valid and true reasons: People like quotes! Because sometimes I just don’t know what to write. Sometimes I get tired of my own voice and just want to soak up what others have said. Sometimes I feel like people aren’t hearing me, but they might be able to hear someone else. Full disclosure: This is by no means a comprehensive survey. I selected quotations that I tend to agree with and that are by people (much) more famous than me.… Read More

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Light Girls Documentary Selfie Campaign

Remember the Dark Girls documentary? Well, there’s a sequel in the making called Light GIrls! The creators of the film, including Dark Girls producer Bill Duke, have launched an incredible effort called the Light Girls Selfie Campaign.  The campaign asks men and women of all shades to respond to a set of given prompts in a one minute video and share it on the Light Girls Facebook page. I was inspired to record the following video:   I encourage you to create a video for this campaign as well. When you do, please leave a comment so we can watch and share! To learn more about the Light Girls Selfie Campaign, visit www.facebook.com/LightGirlsMovie

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Bill Duke Interview on Dark Girls Documentary

Excerpts of a Bill Duke Interview on Dark Girls Documentary with WOLDCNews: What we’re finding more and more is that sometimes it’s not a conscious effort to hurt anybody. But what it comes down to is pain that is deeply held by children, and they don’t discuss it because they feel they’re going to be ridiculed by discussing it. So, we’re giving a voice to that discussion. The reason we think that dialogue is important is because it’s the beginning of healing. If you hold things and you don’t discuss it, it does bad things to the human body, psyche, everything. All women are dark girls, because whatever standard is… Read More

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