Colorism and the Black Panther Movie

I’m going to see this Black Panther Movie for the third time this weekend.

I cannot tell you how emotionally impactful this movie has been to me.

The cinematography is perfect, the depiction of Opulence and beauty (BLACK BEAUTY) sent me nuts!!

So of course I had to suggest this movie to all my Dark skin

sisters because we finally have a visual representation we can FULLY support.

Of course some people actually fixed their ashy mouth’s to insinuate that

I was propagating a further divide of our race by suggesting that Dark skin women see the movie.

Really?

You really want to go there with me?

So below is my response this the naysayers ( Haters) Enjoy this post and share it with every Darkskin woman you know!!!

BAM!!!

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Black Panther Movie and Colorism”
Written by SALKIS RE

Black Panther Cast
Danai Gurira “The General” in Black┬á ┬áPanther

On another platform, some comments were made in regards to statements I made about Darkskin women in the Black Panther Movie. And I temper my tongue because I know how easy passion/anger can be displaced and unwarranted in matters like Colorism.
I ask you to watch the interviews of the actresses┬áDanai Gurira and Lupita┬áNyong’o┬áin the movie to hear their statements concerning this matter.

When you go through your own mental files concerning imagery of darker hued women, what do you recall?

There is a typecast (if you are honest)and if she is not a slave,

addicted to drugs, raped, abusive, overweight, unintelligent, poor, the sidekick, a whore and a charity case,

you will not see her as a Memorable main character in motion pictures.

Now, what I said was that every Dark skin woman should go and see this because

we have a visual representation of what we always were but never depicted as to maintain the

class and cast systems around race AND skin tone.

 

This message was not mentioned to exclude others of us as we are all one family,

but it’s not MY JOB as the one excluded to say that,

and it’s really unnecessary fro me to have always include

caveats to make people feel better about their hidden hypocrisy.

You are say ones that give birth to babies, and before you check for all ten fingers and toes,

you check the babies ears to estimate how dark your baby will get,

HOPING in your heart that she/he doesn’t get “too dark”.

 

Do not play this game with ME…
Face yourself.. Deal with how you feel about you.

And alllllllllllllllllllllllll those not so politically correct emotions that you hide.
Don’t attempt to play fair for me.

I’m not a charity case in need of “what I want to hear” from anyone.
Face your demons because I dance with mine…
Enjoy your day…

“Artist/Medicine Woman’
~Salkis Re
Art by Salkis Re
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Black Panther Character: “The General” Okay
Artist, Salkis Re

 

 

 

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