Posts tagged "skin tone"

Black Women and Beauty: Oprah Screens Dark Girls Documentary

By Zondra Hughes Colorism, the dirty little secret embedded in Black society’s beauty standard, never seems to die.  Colorism, in a nutshell, is preferential treatment for skin tones and features that mimic the European standards of beauty. The saying goes: If you’re White you’re alright. If you’re yellow, you’re mellow. If you’re brown, stick around. But... Read more »

End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.

End the Dark Skin Debate. Your Shade Is Beautiful.
By Zondra Hughes The light skin vs. dark skin debate just refuses to leave us alone. Books have been written, blogs, and a documentary, “Dark Girls” that has been heralded as educational, enlightening, and I dare say, empowering. In the documentary, one young Black man says that he couldn’t have a dark skinned girl on... Read more »