Black Issues Forum

The Complexities of Skin Color

Season 3100 Episode 3115 | 26m 46s

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.

Aired: 04/30/16

Rating: NR

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