Black Women : Dark Girls - movie

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Welcome to The Official Dark Girls Movie
    Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

    http://officialdarkgirlsmovie.com/


    Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.
     
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    I saw the documentary and found it seriously wanting. It only deals with effects of colorism, not the historical origin of the false notion that dark skin is unattractive and undesirable. In other words, it says nothing of the fact that it is an idea that was manufactured out of thin air by white racists in the 16th & 17th centuries and propagated thru popular culture over the centuries via media, law and custom. There's no serious message in the film to the effect that we have the freedom to accept or reject the standard of beauty established by our bitter enemy.
     
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    The white man seem to have more fear of dark skin, and more hate for anything that's not white.
     
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    Still, the movie is a good springboard. However, I agree that our People need to know where we get this self-hate from.

    Dr. Joy DeGruy is a good start:

    http://joydegruy.com/resources-2/post-traumatic-slave-syndrome/
     
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