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.

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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 thought on “Video Thursday: Shadeism”

  1. 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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