There are levels to colorism.
I don’t doubt the legitimacy of the expereinces of lightly melanin containing women. These are very real and true to life issues.
I also don’t think the thing we* need right now is sympathy toward a subsection of our race/people group that experiences and positive and favorable stereyotypes.
Focusing on struggles of emotional hurts of a subset of our race downplays the REAL issues that KILL members of our race and lead to social immobilty, mental encapsulation, of or youth.
Yes, women of lighter completion experience a unique intersection of discrimination and disrespect. Yes, lighter and mixed race women have been mistreated by more than one race and have experienced disrespect and possible even abuse from one of their races.
HOWEVER, there is a particular LIGHTER race that SLAUGHTERED this mixed or light skinned girl’s ancestors, denied them the right to voting and receiving quality education. These tragedies occured DISPROPORTIONATLEY more often and with more grave consequences in the lives of this girls DARKER ancestors than to her lighter ones.
I’ll watch the show. And I’m more than willing to bring awareness to the struggles of any of my fellow women of color, I just don’t want mainstream media and our society to become distracted.
Don’t let them distract** you from the BIG ISSUE at hand by focusing your attention on a details and nuasnse like colorism in the black community.
Stay focused*** on developing the necessary revoltion or deciding what your role in the current one will be.
*women of the African diaspora, humans of the African diaspora, humans, women, black women, women of color, women in a targeted racial group
**Other/Recent distraction techniques: rhetoric around the topic of black on black crime, Ebola, the sports industry
*** How? Take note and analyze what TV shows, Facebook post, vines, twitters you find yourself faced wit. These things make you ‘comfortable’ for a reason.
Stand back and take a look at the things the media tries to make people comfortable seeing.