What Color Is Your Racism?

What Color Is Your Racism?

There are 4 comments on the Psychology Today story from Nov 22, 2012, titled What Color Is Your Racism?. In it, Psychology Today reports that:

Although most of us have a general understanding of racism , few consider the impact of skin color apart from race.

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“Shed so many tears”

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#1 Nov 23, 2012
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#2 Nov 24, 2012
Angela Bassett is considered one of the most talented African American actresses of all time, having received multiple NAACP Image Awards and several nominations for Emmy Awards. However, she has yet to receive an Academy Award, despite her electrifying performance in What’s Love Got to Do With It, where she portrayed recording artist Tina Turner (although it did garner her a Golden Globe). In 2000, Bassett turned down the lead female role in Monster's Ball, because of the script's sexual content, where she would have played a poor, abusive, single Black mother, who engages in a highly sexualized relationship with her deceased husband’s executioner.

I have nothing but respect for Bassett’s decision to reject this unsavory Black female stereotype, despite the fact that the role earned the fair-skinned Halle Berry the Academy Award.
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#3 Nov 24, 2012
The fact that Halle won an Academy role for that portrayal of a bw and Denzel won his for his portrayal of a bm in Training day speaks volumes about the subtle soft racism that many blacks have been willing to ignore.

It's a responsible conscious effort Mrs. Bassett put forth to not set a bad example. That entire movie reeked of intentional double entendres.

And by playing a light skin woman against a dark skinned woman by rewarding Halle for tarnishing a bw's image was typical.

I love me some Bassett. Ivy league educated, with a fierce presence, keen intellect and smoking hot looks.

Michelle Obama & Angela Bassett representing the back bone of bw well!
white genocide

Herndon, VA

#4 Nov 24, 2012
it is white

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