Some Black women are furious with mixed race singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter for implying that her song "Brown Skin Girls" is needed to convince Black women we're beautiful.
Black women everywhere are posting testimonials under the social media hashtag #BrownSkinGirl, named after Beyonce's song.
But the song launched a debate about placing value on skin color. In response to the furor, Beyonce uploaded a video to her Instagram page that shows dark skinned women and girls singing along to the lyrics of "Brown Skin Girl".
According to Madamenoire.com, Beyonce "went out of her way" to celebrate "marginalized women". So now dark skinned women are marginalized?
Question: Do Black women really need Beyonce to tell us we're beautiful?
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? BROWN SKIN GIRL, YOUR SKIN JUST LIKE PEARLS ? anytime we collab it’s pure magic ???? @realqueenizzy spreading yet another positive message! to all the beautiful brown & dark skinned girls & women in the world: you are so incredibly beautiful in the shade you’re in ?? don’t ever let anyone make you feel otherwise. a huge s/o to @beyonce & @wizkidayo for creating such a powerful song, the world NEEDED a reminder ?????? ?: @_sincerelybetty with the adlibs #FreestyleFridays #TheLionKing #TheGift #BrownSkinGirls
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