The Light skin vs. Dark skin debate isn’t new and it’s not going away any time soon. And while I’m fairly certain most of the people reading this will agree this video is disgusting, I think it needs to be shared. If we are to begin to attempt to undo some of the lasting effects of slavery and the insistence on the European standard of beauty, we must first acknowledge how we ourselves perpetuate the ideal. This video is just one example, however, I’ve seen it take shape in many ways. Click HERE and HERE to read my thoughts about colorism and the one drop rule.
The following video was shared by Atalanta-based makeup artist Mardasha McMillan.
Mardasha offered the following apology via her social media page:
NOTE TO VIEWERS: I didn’t delete this due to people who made fake ones to make it worse than it already is but ..,
? I have nothing against shade! I was mad for 13 mins of my life and went live and made a BIG MISTAKE!!! I’m sorry! But I was beat up for my complexion once and I e dealt with numerous experiences like such so please forgive me I was pissed! I was wrong and I will do everything in my power to fix it! Just trust me!!!
My baby will be brown skin, my mom is dark skin, I have plenty family and friends that are dark skin we just came to the conclusion that I am brown skin and I have no problem ?PLEASE FORGIVE ME I WILL TURN INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE BUT I NEED EVERYONES SUPPORT? I’m beating myself up enough … my words are unjustifiable but my point stands! It is an issue their are more girls coming out every second!!!
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