@Pharrell interview with @breakfastclubam – A blind eye to #colorism

LivingInColorBlindness

Preview of Pharrell’s Interview with The Breakfast Club .

Pharrell said that the racially ambiguous girl next to him was a black girl….For a person to talk about not perpetuating the “ridiculous standards and images the media puts out for women” and then be conservative in his approach by not putting a “clear” black women on the cover, seems like, at least to me, that I have to be a light-skinned black women to be considered marketable. I think Pharrell gets it but is copping out to the “bigger issue of women’s right” to avoid addressing it. Colorism is a real issue in the black community and ignoring it’s existence causes the issue to fester. If you didn’t want to put a Lupita on the cover, cool, but don’t pretend that dark-skinned black women have the same level of exposure as light-skinned black women. That’s a lie. Admit it’s…

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