Presentation on theme: "Light vs. Dark: Who’s Responsible? Could This Have Been Morrison’s Influence? Kendra Wright 5 August 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Light vs. Dark: Who’s Responsible? Could This Have Been Morrison’s Influence? Kendra Wright 5 August 2013
Clip from Oprah’s documentary, Dark Girls”
Picture This! According to the article, “Dark Skin is Also a Problem Among African-Americans”, on cnn.com, Ronald Martin discovered that a casting agency in Los Angeles only prefers light-skinned actors for the company’s Super Bowl commercials.
Did you know that…. 500 million dollars was spent on skin bleaching products in an attempt to get lighter skin?
White and Black Doll Controversy According to Eugene Volokh, (reports ABC News), in a Wal-Mart store, the black Barbie dolls (Theresa Dolls) were sold at $3.00, while the white Barbie dolls were sold at $5.93.
…. Controversy Continued Thelma Dye, director at Northside Center for Child Development stated that the lesser price of the black doll implies that black/dark skin is devalued or lesser.
Why do you believe there was a difference in the price? After all, they’re both ‘Barbies’ Black BarbieWhite Barbie
Let’s Talk… Q & A Why do you believe skin bleaching is so common in the African-American community? From where did the insecurities of having dark skin originate? Is the media responsible? What do you believe influenced Morrison to focus on skin complexion?
References Martin, Ronald. Dark Skin is Also a Problem Among African- Americans. Volokh, Eugene. Black Barbie Sold for Less Than White Barbie at WalMart. Yotube.com