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Commentary: Echoing Langston Hughes, Lupita Nyong’o supplies a take that is new the ‘dark and stunning, bright and strong’

Commentary: Echoing Langston Hughes, Lupita Nyong’o supplies a take that is new the ‘dark and stunning, bright and strong’

“If you’re white, you’re all right. If you’re brown, hang in there. If you’re black colored, get right right back.” — African American folk saying

I happened to be planning to provide a message I could help her— I can’t remember when or even where — when this teacher brought a student up, hoping.

The instructor ended up being white, and her pupil had been a black woman, maybe 13 or more, of painfully bashful demeanor and incredibly dark epidermis. The lady explained the youngster thought she ended up being unsightly as a result of her sable skin. Can I state one thing to encourage her? I happened to be stunned. Is this real? The girl was asked by me. Eyes down, she whispered and nodded it was.

I’ve no memory of the things I informed her. (more…)