There’s a safety in being able to categorize you or categorize a person” “You can assign all of your preconceived ideas about who this person is: the type of person they are, what kind of behavior you can expect from them — only if they know what you are.” — Tatyana Ali

“Before they ask my name, the question was: ‘So, what are you?” — Nova Browning Rutherford

“”African-American. I don’t discuss it. I’m not one to talk about ‘Oh, my grandmother and my grandfather’ — I don’t do that.” — Angelique Francis

“What are you?” When O’Brien responded that she is black, she says the sales person refused to believe her. “She said, ‘No, no, you’re not black. Because black people are thieves. So, what are you?'” “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I love this coat,'” O’Brien says. “And now I have to put this coat back.” — Soledad O’Brien

Check out Bill Duke talking ‘Light Girls’ and skin color bias in the Black community:

Source: Huffington Post

Will you be tuning in to “Light Girls” Documentary tonight at 9 pm est on OWN?

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