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Will African American women ever tire of discussing the inherent problems of being born with dark skin instead of light skin?

Apparently not.

In a new documentary called “Dark Girls, which will be featured on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network, the film “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.”

It’s an age-old topic. The documentary explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color, particularly dark-skinned women. While the subject is not groundbreaking, the approach seems novel by allowing black women to share their stories, some perhaps for the first time.

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article courtesy of BlackAmericaWeb.com

Discussion: OWN’S Film About Dark-Skinned Black Women: Is It Still Relevant in 2013?  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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