If you have never heard of Jane Elliot, she’s a tough-as-nails former teacher who gives unbelievably powerful talks and workshops on racism around the world. She deserves massive respect for the work she’s been doing for decades upon decades. She’s been on Oprah and on a UK television program called “The Event.” This is a program you’re not likely to ever see re-packaged for US audiences (unless it’s on daytime talk TV).
Here it is, again, very powerful and worth a double-take. Can you imagine a high school sociology class (or even a college class) watching this? How many heads would roll? Very powerful and we dare you to watch and get engaged with it.
Black beauty (Photo credit: San Diego Shooter). There’s no way this woman could be considered beautiful, right?
Gotta love YouTube. After watching the heart-breaking documentary “Dark Girls” about how prevalent self-defeating brain-washing is among black people and black women in particular, we found out it’s offering on YouTube for free, and for watching wherever and whenever you want. What if interracial and black women meetup.com groups around the world could watch this and openly discuss it? How many eyes would be opened?
It’s a powerful documentary to say the least (albeit with a tacky website full of ads for skin lightening cream ironically enough). But here is the documentary in full. Watch it, tell us what you think, get active and tell others about it. Time to stop the lies about black feminine beauty.
The documentary film “Dark Girls” is finally on NetFlix, and for those who don’t know what the term refers to or what the documentary is about, it refers to the fact that, quite simply, racism is alive and well and being actively promulgated within the black community itself. Black men are statistically abandoning black women as fast as they can, by either unconscious (or conscious) lifestyle choices or simply refusing to date them. Black women on the other hand, for the most part, are still not yet open to interracial dating that their male counterparts have no issue with whatsoever and can’t embrace fast enough.
And of course this varies from US region, city to city, and state to state. Some countries are blatantly racist (throwing bananas at soccer players is not cool wouldn’t you agree), while some are more open and liberal with interracial dating. Some US states you still wouldn’t be advised to openly embrace interracial dating (areas of the south), and others are fine with it, such as New York. But the issue of black girls not valuing their own inherent beauty or femininity is problematic to be sure.
You have to wonder why Rae Dawn Chong would go after Oprah with a vengeance, unless she’s been smoking some of her old man’s best herbal essence…but it’s certainly her perogative not to be impressed or to have the feelings she apparently does.
Calming Down (Photo credit: ampshot)
That being said, when was the last movie or TV project Rae Dawn Chong has had? Was it “Tales from the Dark Side the Movie” where she played some kind of interracial sexual demon, or was it the unwatchable “Soul Man” in which C-list talent C. Thomas Howell rubs shoe polish over himself and then falls in love with Rae Dawn Chong and immediately develops racial sensitivity?