Video Thursday: Shadeism

This week, we have a moving documentary about the distinction made based on skin color, even within a single culture or ethnic group. It’s long, but it’s worth watching the whole thing, from the interview with a four-year-old girl to the academic perspectives of professors.

Contains Adult Language
Shadeism, posted with vodpod, via Love Isn’t Enough

It’s always important to listen to people discussing their own experiences, as this documentary enables us to do—and the filmmaker is right: it’s up to us all to challenge notions of beauty and see the beauty in every skin tone.

One Comment

  1. Posted December 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    This documentary reminded me so much of myself as a young girl. I remember specifically standing in the shower thinking that I would never be as white as Kim So-and-so. I wonder if it would’ve mattered to me as much, if Nancy Drew or Trixie Beldon had been dark skinned like me.


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