Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg says she passed on a role in Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther because her skin wasn’t dark enough. Her remarks caused controversy on Black Twitter, particularly from biracial and mixed race women.

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Charlamagne bleaching

Can we finally agree that television and radio personality Charlamagne tha god has colorism issues?

Charlamagne’s fans gasped when they saw his face on his MTV show this past weekend. Many viewers took to social media to discuss his shocking new appearance. But the vain radio star vehemently denies bleaching his skin.

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J Cole and Drake

Rapper J. Cole sparked controversy when he said President Obama wouldn’t have been elected if his skin was dark.

In an interview with BET, Cole said ‘colorism’ brainwashes black people to see light skinned people as highly favored in the black community. As an example, Cole said President Obama’s light skin helped him win the election in 2008.

“Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin,” said Cole.

“That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not… still pursuing light skin women,” said Cole.

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