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These are just some of the women at the top of their game in the world of entertainment in But how much of their success is down to the shade of their skin? It's been suggested by some that black women with lighter skin find it easier to get ahead because of colourism. It's something that grime artist Lioness says she's experienced. She told Newsbeat she quit music for seven years and part of the reason was down to prejudice about her darker skin. The issue of colourism was reignited recently after Maya Jama addressed the controversy over a "joke" she tweeted in which mocked dark-skinned women. Some people on social media claimed the Radio 1 presenter's career has been helped by "light-skin privilege".
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At the same time, even more of us remain distressed by the continued, narrowly representational casting of relatively thin, light-skinned Black women in the B lack-ish universe. This is not the first time Black women, the clear target audience of Grown-ish , have expressed sincere concerns about the visibility, or lack thereof, of dark-skinned Black women on these shows. Legitimately asking, no shade intended. Fans hoped to see G rown-ish answer to one of its most valid, consistent critiques and to see that the Black talent involved in the project is committed to depicting a more widely representational collegiate experience for Black women. Unfortunately, though not unsurprisingly, the episode did not deliver.
You cannot separate the often painful stereotypes of colorism from misogyny and the sexual exploitation inherent in American slavery. To combat it we need to speak about it. She had a perfect hourglass figure, large clear eyes, a tiny waist, long slim hands, a killer sense of dress and smooth dark skin. The only trait I shared with her was her skin color. My mother always spoke of this with pride.