Betty Rosenda Green,
Chino Hills, CA.
With the recent controversies of Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in blackface and Zendaya Coleman having been cast originally to play Aaliyah, I believe it is important to see how deep mainstream media like Hollywood work to erase Black Women, particularly with darker complexions specifically in this case, by casting either white Women in the past or having light-skinned Black Women play other Black Women who were of a darker skin tone. It is important to acknowledge this; it is political and there is a colonial history within it. We as Black Women of all complexions must realize and act accordingly to this history to make sure we are ALL seen. I REFUSE TO BE USED AGAINST MY FELLOW BLACK WOMEN.