ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - In February, we celebrate the achievements of incredible figures who have paved the way for our nation. Whether it's celebrating past presidents or the iconic figures of black history month, the message to our children is that they are more than the shade of their skin.
But within the African American community, there's a form of discrimination that's not often spoken of: colorism.
Carmen Blackwell sat down with four brave young women who shared how colorism has impacted their lives. They're all African American, but the 'shade' of their skin can sometimes lead to prejudice and discrimination.
The emotional and powerful video above is an unedited interview with the girls and why their message is so important, especially in an age of social media.