• OWN’S Film About Dark-Skinned Black Women: Is It Still Relevant in 2013?

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    And other black women share painful personal stories:

    “I can remember being in the bathtub asking my mom to put bleach in the water so that my skin would be lighter and so that I could escape the feelings I had about not being as beautiful, as acceptable, as lovable.”

    “She’s pretty for a dark-skinned girl … What is that supposed to mean?”

    “They used to say, ‘You stayed in the oven too long.’ “

    “It was so damaging … it made it seem like we weren’t wanted; that we were less than.”

    “The racism that we have as people amongst ourselves is a direct backlash of slavery.”

    The world television premiere of the “Dark Girls” documentary airs on Sunday, June 23, at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

    Is a film about dark-skinned black women an important issue in 2013? What do you think?


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