- Popular Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, has taken to social media to preach against racism, tribalism, colorism and segregation
- The film star spoke on how some people regard her as not being black because she is light-skinned and has curly hair
- Juliet said that people should teach their kids to grow up and accept people for who they are and not by the colour of their skin
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In recent times, many people in the world have readdressed the prevalent issue of racism and other ills that society faces due to how others are treated less because of where they come from.
Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim, recently took to social media via her Instagram page to speak on how many Africans do not regard her as being black because she is light-skinned and has curly hair meanwhile when she travels abroad, people refer to her as a black woman.
According to her, this is the kind of mindset people are fighting to correct today. She also reiterated that she is a black woman.
In her words: “I had a random conversation the other day with someone and it was appalling when he mentioned passively to me that he doesn’t see me as a #Blackwoman ! He argued, you are not “black enough” your skin isn’t dark enough, your hair not kinky enough. And thus my siblings and I do not “count” as Black.
Now this is exactly, what we are fighting to correct amongst ourselves and the world at large. I am a black woman! When I’m abroad amongst the whites, I am classified and recognized as a black woman, however, right amongst us Africans, I’ll be referred to as a Half-Caste! This is the most derogatory term to describe a person of mixed race or mixed ethnicity.
We are referred to as mixed race or multi-racial! Mixed race people are no less black than their dark-skinned counterparts. So, let’s all say NO to RACISM, TRIBALISM, COLORISM and SEGREGATION. Let’s teach and train our children to grow up and accept people for who they are and not by the colour of their skin.”
See her post below:
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