“Dark Girls” Documentary Explores Colorism, Racism, Self-Acceptance

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Some thought-provoking, intense, and intensely heartrending clips from Dark Girls, an upcoming documentary by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry that examines “the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color– particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.”

The film is slated for an October premier at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville. Follow Dark Girls on Facebook for updates.

4 Responses to ““Dark Girls” Documentary Explores Colorism, Racism, Self-Acceptance”

  1. Patricia Says:


    I’ll be sharing this one.

  2. Natasha Says:

    I wanted to cry.
    And I’m about as white as it gets.
    Every “race” has their own unique beauty.

  3. Jeromey Says:

    Thanks soooo much for posting this. This truly brought tears to my eyes especially since I went through this personally. There were times where I wish I could just put a bag on my head and call it day. This makes me think of one of my favorite books “The Bluest Eye,” by Toni Morrison. The main character, who was dark skin as well, believed that if she had blue eyes all the bad things in her life would be replaced with love and respect. I think I might read that again.
    When I was younger I always felt like there was this standard of beauty that I will never meet. I actually wrote an essay on this called the Beauty Race for my ap english class. I’m on my way towards acceptance. I’m only 19 so I have a lot of growing up and accepting to do. : )

  4. Ana Says:

    Oh god. The little girl. I want to cry.