Tuesday, September 05, 2006

"A Girl Like Me" - The Video

From the Uth TV website: Kiri Davis, 16, wanted to make a film that explored the standards of beauty imposed on today's black girls. How do these standards affect her self-esteem or self-image. Through making this film I learned a lot about where some of these standards might stem from.

This is a 7 minute video showing the attitudes of Black children (mainly girls) and what it means to them to be Black in the 21st century. There is even a segment on the test where Black children are asked to choose the "good" baby from a set of White and Black baby dolls; this "test" was part of the basis for the Supreme Court ruling in 1954 Brown vs. The Board of Education .

plez sez: From the video, we can see that there certainly is no advantage to being Black. In short, it appears that it is not much better to be Black in 2006 than it was back in 1954!