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Q&A: 'Dark Girls' to 'Light Girls,' Bill Duke talks colorism in new film
Q&A: 'Dark Girls' to 'Light Girls,' Bill Duke talks colorism in new film

In 2011, “Dark Girls,” a documentary by Bill Duke, stirred public conversation in the African American community about the negative experiences of dark-skinned women. The director and actor continues that discussion in a sequel documentary “Light Girls,” which airs Monday on the OWN Network. With firsthand stories by light-skinned celebrities including singer Chante Moore, actresses Raven-Symone and Essence Atkins, and journalist Soledad O’Brien, “Light Girls” highlights how colorism, or discrimination based on skin color, influenced their sense of self worth. In an interview, Duke reveals the motivation behind his documentaries. Why did you feel...

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