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Voices for Change: Throwing Shade at Colorism

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 17:16:28-04

The light skin vs. dark skin issue within the Black community goes way back in history. This inner cultural divide that still exists has marked many Black women and men, boys and girls, with low self-esteem, self-hatred and envy—all based on the tone and shade of Black they possess.

It affects romantic relationships, employment, family dynamics and fashion. Whether we like it or not, skin color matters. Joining Danita to discuss are Victoria L. Davis, an entrepreneur; Victoria Hubbard Barnes, a minister of music and singer; and Robyn C. Hill, a speaker, author, licensed therapist and personal growth teacher with a focus on emotional wellness and soul-care.

In addition to the usual audio recording, we also recorded this episode on video so you can see light- and dark-skinned women share their opinions on this.

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Voices for Change podcast: Throwing shade at colorism

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