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March 22, 2014

“Back in the day, white people went to East Africa to find Iman, their acceptable black girl. When white people did this, former Essence Editor-in-Chief Marcia Gillespie called East African model Iman Abdulmajid “a white woman dipped in chocolate,”  highlighting Iman’s acceptable blackness while also lamenting the fact that black women’s beauty is often measured in their proximity to whiteness.”

Interesting article by Safy-Hallan Farah, young upcoming writer from the Horn of Africa

 

http://thefeministwire.com/2013/04/poetic-justice-drake-and-east-african-girls/

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