That time I tried to write a script about skin color

In 2006, I tried writing a script for the first time and the following is what I came up with: SKIN An original script by Dangerous Lee July 2006 Draft 1. BLACK SCREEN: Sound of baby crying. 2. INT: Hospital Delivery Room A beautiful black baby is born and crying. The doctor and nurses are Read More …

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America Not Ready For Interracial Cheerios!

Some of you have the attitude that racism and its effects are a thing of the past, but the fact that a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family has caused what is being called “racist backlash” proves that America has some real and sick issues with race. However, I also wonder if Cheerios knew exactly Read More …

Did You Know Carly Simon Has Black Heritage?

CARLY SIMON GOT A LIL’ SISTA IN HER! This is news to me and I must say that I am quite shocked, but Carly Simon does have a very distinctive mouth and other ethnic features, so it’s really not a surprise. According to my research her father is Jewish and also the co-founder of publisher Read More …

Did You Know Madison Pettis is Black?

I thought she was of Hispanic descent because she portrayed the daughter of a Hispanic President on the Disney series, Cory in the House, but apparently she is of African-American, Irish, French, and Italian heritage. My daughter, Senia, says that she knew she was black because, and I quote, “I saw some black in her and Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (3 of 3)

The Finale Here are the final guesses on Katie Burrell’s ethnic background as of Sunday, June 13th, 2010: White/Black 31.3% Hispanic/Black 11.1% Arabic/Black 10.1% Asian/Black 8.1% None of the Above 18.2% I Don’t Know 21.2% – Katie Burrell in Her Own Words – Estimated reading time: 3  minutes, 7 seconds. Contains 624 words I’m half Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (2 of 3)

PART TWO Katie Burrell with her son: Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 35 seconds. Contains 919 words Most of you are guessing that Katie’s ethnic background is Black and White. Keep on guessing. The truth will be revealed in the third and final installment of this series along with an exclusive interview with Katie. As Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (1 of 3)

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 7 seconds. Contains 1024 words This is a three part series about colorism. PART ONE Take a look at my friend, Katie Burrell: Is Katie Black? Is Katie White? Is she both? Katie’s ethnic background will be revealed at a later date, but carefully look at her face, study her Read More …