Zendaya on color: “I don’t face the same struggles as a woman with darker skin”


Though Black Hollywood honey, Zendaya Coleman, is best known for keeping the kiddies cracking-up with her silliness on Disney Chanel smash sitcoms, “Shake It Up,” and “K.C. Undercover,” the teen actress just dropped some serious realness about colorism and the longstanding disparities in treatment between dark skinned and light skinned black women in the entertainment industry. 



While slaying as cover girl on the June 2016 cover of Cosmopolitan, the 19-year-old biracial beauty addressed the wrongful allotment of privileges that have historically been bestowed upon fairer complected woman–all the while being withheld from the more melanin endowed ladies–and why she feels compelled to use her celebrity to promote change for all females of color. 


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“I feel a responsibility to be a voice for the beautiful shades my people come in. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a privilege compared to my darker sisters and brothers… Like people question, Would you listen to Zendaya if she wasn’t the same skin color? And that’s an honest question. Can I honestly say that I’ve had to face the same racism and struggles as a woman with darker skin? No, I cannot. I have not walked in her shoes and that is unfair of me to say. But I’m completely behind that woman. I want to be a part of the movement and growth. And if I get put in a position because of the color of my skin where people will listen to me, then I should use that privilege the right way.”



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By : Asia Grace

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