Jada Pinkett Smith And Renowned Diversity Expert Jane Elliott Discuss Racism
We could listen to Jane Elliot speak for hours. Add Jada Pinkett Smith to the mix, and we’re down for the night! Jada and Jane, the creator of the blue eye/brown eye experiment, talked racism and the complex relationship between white women and women of color.
“I’m not a white woman, I’m a faded black person,” Jane told Jada. “My people [are those who are] far from the equator and that’s the only reason my skin is lighter. That’s all any white person is.”
Jada’s mom added, “There’s no such thing as race.”
“There’s one race,” Jane explained. “There’s one race: the human race. We all came from the same black women 300,000 to 500,000 years ago,” later adding, “The human race began with black women.”
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