Colorism Part 2 (ft Portia Bartley)

Episode 77

22nd July 2021

For this week’s FANTI, Jarrett and Tre’Vell are joined by actress and writer Portia Bartley to get into what colorism looks like in the media, particularly as a darker-skinned Black woman in Hollywood. Portia describes how frustrating it is to be considered for a role, only to have it go to someone who looks like […]

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For this week’s FANTI, Jarrett and Tre’Vell are joined by actress and writer Portia Bartley to get into what colorism looks like in the media, particularly as a darker-skinned Black woman in Hollywood. Portia describes how frustrating it is to be considered for a role, only to have it go to someone who looks like Jarrett’s cousin. Plus, does Idris Elba have a point in arguing that people should only be allowed to post on social media if they use their real names? Jarrett and Tre’Vell have some thoughts.

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Links:

It Isn’t Just Gossip Girl – TV Has a Major Colorism Problem

Pass the Popcorn

Idris Elba

Honorable Mentions 

Nadirah.P

 

Lynae Vanee

Jackie Washington Day

Normani

DIS/Honorable Mentions 

Frito-lay

Texas governor Greg Abbot

Black History Is Happening Everyday

Aaliyah One in a Million

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