Friday, April 29, 2011

Shadeism

by Shadeism


"This documentary short is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young womyn within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young womyn and 1 little girl - all females of colour - the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Overall, 'Shadeism' explores where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects us as womyn of colour, and ultimately, begins to explore how we can move forward through dialogue and discussion."...Shadeism


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4 comments:

  1. I think that it is important that people know about this video because some people just take it 4 granted.So its a good thing that they did this
    clip.In my opinion i think that shadeism is created by dark skin people who want 2 become or look like the lighter skinned people because they (dark skin people)want 2 be like every body else.WE can provent that by not trying 2 make netheir white ,black etc.stand out .1 more thing try 2 be equal. By Bayinnah Shah

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  2. It has taken a minute for me to respond as I wanted to make sure I wasn't biased. I am neither light skinned or dark skinned I am in the middle, personally I would rather be of darker color. My friends and I have talked about this for many years, this is what we call inhouse racism. In house racism has been around for decades, gone from century to century starting back to days of slavery when master chose the lighter shade of black men/women to work in his house and the darker shades worked in the fields, this favoritism caused dark skinned men/women to feel inferior to their counterparts. In most relationships today the lighter shade of women even nationalities are preferred and chosen over darker shades again causing them to have complexes about their darker skin. Society has played a major role in this inhouse racism. In my opinion the only way we will get passed this issues is our darker skinned colored people will need to embrace who they really are, men and women of color, BEAUTIFUL BLACK MEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR. We have to stop allowing society to dictate who we are, try to repair the damage.

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  3. Good points...as a man I'm learning from you sistahs about this issue, even males have this problem but i do not think its that deep.

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