# C L A S S I C A L L Y B E A U T I F U L
New York Time’s journalist, Alessandra Stanley, deemed renowned actress Viola Davis as “Less classically beautiful” in comparison to Kerri Washington on an interview with THE VIEW.
When asked about the jab, VIOLA DAVIS elegantly responded, “I’ve heard that statement [less classically beautiful] my entire life. Being a dark-skinned black woman, you heard it from the womb. And “classically not beautiful” is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now… it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. YOU WILL NOT ERASE ME!”
# C L A S S I C A L L Y B E A U T I F U L is a campaign that sheds light on the beauty of the many shades of black women. Still in the media today, dark-skinned woman are regarded as inferior to light-skinned woman. Colorism and micro-aggressive behavior should have no place in the African American community.
As a man of color it is imperative that I love and support ALL black women no matter what complexion they are.
The personal security of the BLACK WOMAN matters!
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