Rickey Smiley and Headkrack got deep into a conversation about colorism, and the way political and social activism around the topic tends to be applied in misguided ways to private, personal situations, like people’s dating lives. Rickey Smiley notes that often, when we see black entertainers dating non-black people, we immediately count it as a strike against them, or even go so far as to withdraw support from them altogether.
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But while colorism is a problem in the industry, especially in terms of casting, whose stories get to be told, and how they are told on TV and in movies, we can’t vilify an individual human being for falling for and being genuinely happy in a relationship with someone who isn’t black. Check out this exclusive video to hear Headkrack & Rickey Smiley’s important and fascinating discussion, in this behind-the-scenes clip from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”