“Beauty My Black” 2014 Blog Series – “Dark Girls”

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 Americans, a subject still considered taboo by many black Americans. The film contains interviews with notable African Americans including Viola Davis. “Dark Girls”, explores the many struggles, including self-esteem issues… which women of darker skin face, allowing women of all ages to recount “the damage done to their self-esteem and their constant feeling of being devalued and disregarded.”