Colorism in the black community is real and the fact that it is still an issue today is unbelievable! Black, in all hues, is beautiful! You would think that the black community would have evolved past being color struck in modern society, but sadly, that is not the case…
In TONIGHT’s episode of “We’re The Campbells,” Erica Campbell discovers that her eldest child Krista struggles with self-esteem because of her dark skin tone. Erica introduces Krista to Kheris, a social media star who has her own fashion line dedicated to embracing her dark hued complexion. After Erica shares Krista’s concerns with Warryn, he reveals a secret he’s kept from Joi that certain record executives refused to work with her because they thought her features were too dark. When Warryn shares the truth, she questions remaining in the music industry altogether. Meanwhile, Warryn asks Erica to co-preach with him at church but Erica doesn’t have time to prepare.
See some clips from the episode below:
In this snippet, Krista Campbell reveals she was called “darkie” by other kids. That is so sad.
In the snippet below, Warryn discusses that he, too, faced some angst around his complexion.
The overall promo for the episode is last. Krista asks her mother if she is ugly. That is so heartbreaking!
“We’re The Campbells” airs Tuesdays at 8/C on TV One!
Will you be watching?