This is a video from the talk show The Real. It’s a silly gabfest with five women as the hosts. One Asian woman,a Hispanic and a biracial woman. As well as an overweight dark skinned woman and a black woman with a bad weave. In this video clip they interview biracial actress Grace Gealey. Gealey stars on the hit drama Empire. I’m sure you’ve heard of the show. The show that promotes homosexuality,colorism,lesbians,murder and black degradation. Well anyway in this clip Gealey says that she is from the Cayman Islands. She claims that in the islands they don’t really look at color. They pay more attention to culture. Really?? I think she’s lying or incredibly naïve. The system of white supremacy is a global system. I find it hard to believe that color is not an issue in the Cayman Islands. The reality is she benefits from being biracial. It’s one the main reasons she probably got the part on Empire. She benefits from not being “too black” so to speak. She has that exotic look that many producers are looking for. And she’s not the only one who is capitalizing off of the erasure of black women. It seems every time I turn on the television there seems to be a biracial/mixed race woman staring at me. I see them in commercials,sitcoms,reality shows and dramas. They are all over social media like Facebook,Instagram and Twitter. Many are trying to be models or break into acting. And many are becoming famous in the process. Of course they are everywhere because the media wants us to believe they are a better version of black people. If they have light eyes,white features,light skin and long straight hair…they are deemed worthy of being called beautiful. Yes there are some attractive biracial women. I went to school with some in college and I have many co-workers that are biracial. They have always been around me. Even as a kid in grade school. Some of them got picked on by the black girls and I never understood it. But as I got older it makes more sense. The black girls never felt beautiful in a white racist society. So I guess they saw the light skinned mixed girls with light eyes and long hair and felt jealous. And I have heard many biracial women talk about people believing they are all conceited and vain. Of course they are not all this way. But I can see why many biracial women would believe they are the cream of the crop. The white controlled media helps to push this myth.
The media reinforces the belief that they are better because they are usually not dark skinned and more African looking. This video above hits on a great point about black women stepping up and not letting biracial women steal their shine. I totally agree with her in the video. I have seen some pretty biracial women but they are not any prettier than black women. And many are playing in roles as the wives and girlfriends of black men. Many times the fact that they are biracial is never even brought up at all. Some of you may not be aware that they are biracial. There’s been an abundance of them lately.
In the film Creed,biracial actress Tessa Thompson played the girlfriend of Michael B. Jordan. Tessa also was in the horrible film Dear White People. That film could’ve been so much better.
Biracial actress Amber Stevens plays a girlfriend on the sitcom The Carmichael Show. In real life Amber is married to a white guy…but I digress.
Teenage actress Amandla Stenberg is biracial. She also recently came out as bisexual. Gay agenda being pushed?? You decide.
BET is poison for black minds anyway. But they have a reality show called The Westbrooks. It’s a reality show about a bunch of biracial Instagram “stars”. It follows them around during their daily lives. Yes…more mind pollution.
Teenage actress Yara Shahidi is half black and half Iranian. She is on the buffoonish sitcom Blackish.
This is a picture from the upcoming series Underground. It stars actress Jurnee Smollett Bell. She has a Jewish father and black mother. On a side note, aren’t you tired of the same old slave narrative? White Hollywood always has to remind us of our slave past.
Actress Sharon Leal is half black and half Filipino. As you can see they are not always half black/half white. Sometimes they will be part Asian or Hispanic as well. But of course she always plays just a “black” woman.
Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is half black/half white. She has become very popular the last few years. She’s been on a lot of magazine covers. Some critics say she is the “new Halle Berry”. Really?? Where is the new Cicely Tyson? The new Angela Bassett? The new Lauryn Hill?? Hollywood isn’t looking for those type anymore. They don’t want too many dark skinned,full lipped,African textured haired women in Hollywood. The dark skinned authentic African looking woman must be put in the back so that the mixed race/biracial woman can shine as her rightful replacement. The biracial women are closer to white so they are looked at as a better representation of blackness.
Over the last couple of years more African looking women have been getting more press. Most recently actresses like Lupita Nyongo and Danai Gurira(pictured above),Gabrielle Union,Viola Davis and Tika Sumpter have gotten more roles on television and film. But there is still a large abundance of biracial/mixed women all over the media. They are still usually the women seen as desirable in films. And mostly play the wives and girlfriends to black men. I think Hollywood is very afraid the dark skinned African looking woman. They are doing their best to suppress her beauty. They feel a woman who actually looks like an authentic African is a threat to the European ideal beauty standard. This is what the racist white media really fear. They want to see someone who is lighter skinned,light colored eyes and looks like they might have one white parent. This is why you see more women who look like Alicia Keys than Luptia Nyongo. But the reality is we need more Lupita’s. I want black women to embrace their beauty. And ignore the lies of the media. You are beautiful without having to be watered down. And you don’t need a weave or be mixed. You are beautiful without any European additives. You are the Original Mother of the planet. You are the TRUE standard of beauty! Do not let anyone tell you different.