A question that will Provoke Thought and earn many responses is, Is My Blackness Offensive? Is all Fifty Shades Of Brown of it?
Which leads to another question… What “shade” was and was not acceptable the night Lin Mei and her 2 friends were not admitted into Club DSTRK, because they were, “too dark” and “too fat”?

"Refused entry: Zalika Miller (far left) pictured with her friends Reisha (center left), Tasha (center right) and Lin Mei (right). Reisha and Tasha were allegedly told they were "overweight" and "too dark" to enter DSTRK Night Club."

“Refused entry: Zalika Miller (far left) pictured with her friends Reisha (centre left), Tasha (center right) and Lin Mei (right). Reisha and Tasha were allegedly told they were “overweight” and “too dark” to enter DSTRK Night Club.”

The incident in which two young Black women were turned away at Club DSTRKT’s door for allegedly being “too dark” and “too fat”.

#DSTRKT, a popular Night Club in the West End of London, that has housed many “A” list celebrities, “has galvanized a strong social media following supported by the hashtag #DoILookDstrkt”

In the video below, Lin Mei, 29, describes the details of the night she witnessed her friends, Reisha and Tasha, asked to stand across the street from DSTRKT so the manager could look at them properly.

The two women were then allegedly told they were “overweight” and “too dark”!
This despite their names potentially being on the guest list

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Fifty Shades Of Brown‘s continued show and interview with Kola Boof (Sudanese/Egyptian American Author).
Watch as she shares her thoughts and experiences with Colorism, Racism and living 2 lives between Africa and America.

Thank you for taking the time to watch Fifty Shades Of Brown.
This show is what we consider a Docu-Show. We have comprised footage and audio from our 3month Project and Show based on Colorism. You will be educated and entertained by the Participants/Guests, who all shared their thoughts and experience with Colorism. As well as the expressed impact that Colorism had in their lives and others.

We hope that you enjoy the Show and take something away from it. We encourage you all to comment your thoughts and ideas on the show and please share any views or ideas for future shows.

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Fifty Shades Of Brown was a 3month project. Where the host, The Voice, sought to address an issue that was resurfacing on Social Networks and within the “Melanoid” Communities.

The issue…

Colorism: “Discrimination based on skin color.

Colorism, is a form of prejudice or discrimination in which human beings are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color.

Colorism, a term coined by Alice Walker in 1982, is not a synonym of racism. “Race” depends on multiple factors (including ancestry); therefore, racial categorization does not solely rely on skin color. Skin color is only one mechanism used to assign individuals to a racial category, but race is the set of beliefs and assumptions assigned to that category. Racism is the dependence of social status on the social meaning attached to race; Colorism is the dependence of social status on skin color alone.”

The project evolved into a campaign where enlightening, educating and celebrating the marvel of Melanoid people was it’s focus.

The host conducted street interviews, where people were approached by random, scoured various social networks and random phone calls, recruiting those interested in sharing their thoughts, knowledge and experience with Colorism.

The impact was broad but the dialog was necessary.

We believe you will be educated and entertained by the Participants/Guests, who all shared their thoughts and experience with Colorism. As well as the impact that Colorism had on their lives and others.

The Panel Of Provocative Thinkers; ranged from the US to UK (London), the Show includes a special interview with Kola Boof (Sudanese/Egyptian American Author) and a host of Street Interviews.

We hope that you enjoy the Show and take something away from it. We encourage you all to comment your thoughts and ideas on the show and please share any views or ideas for future shows.

 

We Provoke Thought

Host: THE VOICE
Random Show Calls, Global Video Show Conference and Street Interviews
Subject: Colorism
Audio: Good/Fair

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This video is a look into the host of We Provoke Thought’s life and a Spoken Word Poem to a socially important question…

Is Romance Dead?
Host: THE VOICE
A NEW Introduction to We Provoke Thought and Spoken Word
Subject: Is Romance Dead?
Audio: Excellent

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