thoughts on Colorism

Dealing with colorism:

I am going to share a thought

and I want all the

#TeamLightSkin and #TeamDarkskin people to think about it. Also I want the people who are pleased with

BillDuke’s improvisational docudramas #DarkGirls and #LightGirls to consider as well.

Colorism is a product of white supremacy and creates light skin privilege under the notion that people and things that are more white are better that those things that are less white,

less white like,

less white-lite.

We live in a society in which black kids are more severely disciplined than white kids

Darker black kids are more severely disciplined than lighter black kids

Discipline actions exacerbate the school to prison pipeline –

Creating a underclass related to race AND complexion.

So exploiting complexion privilege and participating colorism – is the work of the OPPRESSOR.

As a black person… is that the role you want to play, that of the OPRESSOR?

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

3 thoughts on “thoughts on Colorism”

  1. Thank you. I’ve seen so many people throwing their two-cents in talking about this as if its something that black people created in a bubble. That is not the case. We might help perpetuate it, but we didn’t create it. And talking about colorism without talking about white supremacy is irresponsible at best.

    1. I agree. And that’s one of the things that I missed in Bill Duke’s documentaries except for Michaela Angela Davis. she talked about that some. but it felt brushed over. and we can’t start taking steps to correct it until we identify the causes. Because then you’re just treating the symptoms.

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