Black In Hollywood
So I was reading an interview on Clutch, Vanessa Williams was asked if it has been easier in Hollywood for her to get roles as a fair skin black woman and she replied no, getting a role as a black woman is rather tough no matter what complexion. I agree, and was shocked when I read the nasty comments that people left, saying she is suffering from light skin privilege and is mistaken if she thinks being light in Hollywood is as hard as being dark.
I think the notion that only “fair skin women” in Hollywood get roles is such crap. Its mainly darker black women who get any Oscar worthy roles But sometimes as blacks I think we get sidetracked on the fact that its lighter skin black women in videos and the love interest in random movies and this blindsides us from who really gets the meaty roles. I dont want to make this a racial dividing thing but people always want to. Like can we not be happy for Lupita as black women collectively. I mean maybe when it comes to black men light skin women have an advantage idk I have never had men lusting over me because of my complexion. But this isnt about me. But I dont feel like going into my theory of darker black women getting the heavier roles in Hollywood so im done. because it would be a long post so yea.