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'I’m an acceptable version of a black girl in the industry...'

The stars who have shared their experience of colourism and the many shades of prejudice in Hollywood


Colourism is the ugly step sister of racism that can rear its ugly head in Hollywood.

It’s racism within one's own race, where preferential treatment is given to those of a lighter skin tone in the same ethnic group.

It’s internalised racism that’s perpetuated by the beauty industry and Hollywood which sends a message that being dark is not beautiful.

These Hollywood stars all share their experience on the discrimination they’ve endured as a result of being darker skinned...

'The world around me awarded lighter skin...'



Colourism is the ugly step sister of racism that can rear its ugly head in Hollywood. It’s racism within one's own race, where preferential treatment is given to those of a lighter skin tone in the same ethnic group. It’s internalised racism that’s perpetuated by the beauty industry and Hollywood which sends a message that being dark is not beautiful. These Hollywood stars all share their experience on the discrimination they’ve endured as a result of being darker skinned...


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