Light Girls: How to Begin the Healing Process

Aired on 01/19/2015 | CC tv-pg
The documentary Light Girls, the sequel to director Bill Duke's Dark Girls, boldly dives into an open conversation about the colorism that exists within the black community. The separation is even a trending topic on social media, where Twitter users post about being #teamlightskin or #teamdarkskin. How do we begin to heal?

"I don't think you have to live with anything forever," entertainment correspondent Dana Johnson says. "I think colorism can be healed, but it has to start in the home."

Like Dana, actress LisaRaye McCoy believes healing starts with family. "A lot of people don't want to be a role model," she says. "But the truth of the matter is, you're a role model when you're an auntie. You're a role model when you're a grandma. You're a role model when you're a big cousin."

From comedian Kym Whitley to musician India.Arie, watch some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry explain the steps we can take now to start the healing process.

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