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Shadeism, the discrimination that exists


Just saw this short video documentary and thought this would be worth sharing in our international community, as Shadeism does unfortunately exists.

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This short TV documentary 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.

This made me think.... "whites" lay out in the sun or go to tanning beds because they want to get tanned skin color and "people of color" use whiteners as they want a lighter skin color.

Whites should be named people of color because when cold they go blue, when mad or too long in the sun they are pink or red, and when sick they are green, yellow or pale.

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