DaniLeigh's Problematic Single 'Yellow Bone' Reveals Depth Of Colorism In The Music Industry

Written by on January 29, 2021

Colorism is centuries previous, but some people wanna act model new. 

Singer DaniLeigh dropped a Triller video of her bopping to her newest single “Yellow Bone” on Sunday. Within the music, she expresses her man’s love for “yellow bones,” a really problematic technique to describe light-skinned girls. Not solely was the music horrible, nevertheless it was drenched in colorist language.

After folks on social media known as her out, the Dominican singer issued an apology that made it clear that she didn’t perceive why her music was offensive and feeding right into a colorist and misogynistic system.   

Journalist Ivie Ani joins hosts Ja’han Jones, Taryn Finley and Shaquille Romblay to interrupt down colorism in music and leisure and the way it’s particularly harmful to Black girls.

Take heed to the total episode beneath.

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