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Being a light skinned black woman – I took the “brown paper bag test” for the first time in my life a few days ago – and I passed. I just previewed Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry’s documentary “Dark Girls” and a few points struck home as my mother is dark but I am light.
What is it like living as a light skinned black woman in a color struck world? We light skinned women have been called names: Piss color yellow, chicken shit, goldie, red bone, wanna be white, mixed breed, mulatto, octoroon, mellow yellow…the names go on and on. There is a division within the black race based on skin tone. This goes as far back as slavery where there were ‘house negros’ and ‘field negros.’
Please join Denise Bolds, MSW and her special guest of light skinned black women as the discussion of black complexion takes a look at the light side – it is not what everyone thinks it is.
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