Powered by:

Want better video quality? Sign in to access HD streaming!

×

Want to watch better-quality PBS Video? Sign in to access HD streaming!

When you sign in, you'll become a PBS Insider and we'll share your contact information with your local PBS station. You may receive updates to help you stay connected with what's happening online and in your community. Privacy Policy

BLACK ISSUES FORUM

The Complexities of Skin Color

  • Aired: 05/01/2016
  • 26:46
  • Rating: NR
Inspired by the casting of Latina actress Zoe Saldana to play Nina Simone, the performer and activist known for her pride in her dark skin, Deborah chats with professor Dr. Yaba Blay, filmmaker Eric Barstow, and undergraduate student Ayana Thompson to delve into why so many people still knowingly and unknowingly participate in colorism - the assertion that light is better.
Embed Options
Close ×
The Complexities of Skin Color
The Complexities of Skin Color
Deborah chats with Dr. Yaba Blay, Eric Barstow, and Ayana Thompson to unpack colorism.
Width:
Height:
Please copy this text to your clipboard.
Problems Playing Video ?
You are truly the public in public television and we need your support now more than ever.
PBS Anywhere - funder area
Related Links:

PBS KIDS

Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Downton Abbey Collection

Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.

Donate

The University of North Carolina Center for Public Television helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now

AugustLightbox