My friend and colleague, Natalie (who happens to be a vivacious, beautiful and intelligent African-American woman) clued me in to this extremely touching and frightening video about the major discrimination against very dark skin — even, or I should say especially, by other members of the African-American community.  It’s a preview for a documentary called Dark Girls.

I’ve read about this phenomenon over the years, but I’ve never been as affected as when I watched this short clip.

As a person who believes ALL women are beautiful and as a mother of a young girl learning to thrive in our culture, it astounds me how misguided our society can be.  How do we ensure our children don’t fall into these traps?  Can’t we just accept everyone already?  Why is that so hard!

See for yourself.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/24155797]

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