Was Cleopatra black?

Was Cleopatra black? Spike Lee thinks so. Even Shakespeare, no Afrocentrist he, called her “tawny” (yellowish-brown). Hollywood, though, makes her white (pictured).


But what do the facts say?


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Pigmentocracy: Real Talk About Fair Skin [VIDEO]

by WNYC

“Vlogger Franchesca Ramsey has cultivated a reputation for funny, provocative observations about race and American culture. The comedian and graphic designer is most famous for her viral video “Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls.” Here, she compare skin tones with WNYC’s Arun Venugopal and talk about the differences in the way African Americans and South Asians view pigment.”

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These Fair & Lovely skin lightening creams keep selling because societies never kill the belief in the Doctrine of White Supremacy.

I have four light skin family members who have had skin cancer cut out of their face.

Nature gave humans pigment ’cause it’s a GOOD thing.

It’s interesting that people what to look like the oppressor group.

As Malcolm X said, ‘Who taught you to hate your own skin color?”

Shadeism [VIDEO]

“This short TV documentary is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young womyn within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young womyn and 1 little girl – all females of colour – the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Overall, ‘Shadeism’ explores where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects us as womyn of colour, and ultimately, begins to explore how we can move forward through dialogue and discussion.” -unique5589

 

HT – My American Meltingpot

 

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Is There Anything Wrong With Passing for Black?

See on Scoop.itMixed American Life

Race Manners: Technically, no, but accepting the benefits of being in a different racial group without having to live with the daily burdens seems a bit unfair.

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Identity Conflicts Aren’t Just for Mixed People. I’m Black and I Have Them, Too

“To white Americans, I’m black. To black Americans, I’m African. To Africans, I’m Nigerian and to Nigerians, I’m Urhobo—my father’s ethnic group located in the Delta region of the country—although my parents are from two different ethnic groups. My mother is Yoruba…
I get antsy when asked, “Where are you from?” and usually just blurt out “Nigeria” because it accounts for my name’s origins, which is often what the curiosity on the part of the person asking is about. But when people ask if I was born there and I explain that I wasn’t, it usually leads to follow-up questions…
…some people assume that I’ve always been here and want to know where in the States I’m from. I don’t really know how to answer that. Is it where I went to college? Or is it where I now live…
Having traveled, lived and claimed citizenship in so many different places, I don’t feel entirely comfortable picking a simplified cultural identity. For now I’m working on ways to tailor my answers to suit the questions I’m asked, while keeping them easy to understand and still true to who I am.”

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▶ “Dark Girls”–A Look At Colorism and Internalized Racism In The Black Community!!(Full Documentary) – YouTube

Dark Girls is a 2012 documentary film by American filmmakers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry. It documents colorism based on skin tone among African American…

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Video: Who is Black in America (Full Show, No Commercials)

Compelling documentary produced by CNN. If you didn’t catch it on TV, you won’t want to miss this! Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com

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