Jurnee Smollett Bell “I would be ignorant to say colorism doesn’t exist”

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Jurnee Smollett Bell covers the March issue of Ebony for Women’s History Month.  Inside the mag, the Underground actress confirms that colorism in Hollywood does exist.

Jurnee Smollett BellHere is the actresses quote from inside of the mag:

“There are obstacles and challenges that my dark-skinned sisters face that I will never know. How they are perceived when they walk in a room of strangers is something I will never truly know. I would be ignorant to say colorism doesn’t exist, it’s gross and disgusting.” Jurnee Smollett Bell

On the success of WGN’s Underground despite folks saying they have slavery faitgue,

“I think we had seen the occupation so much, we wanted to see the revolution and that is what Underground is,” says the actress who plays Rosalee.

She continued,

“It was the story of the uprising. It was the story of those of us who fought back, who attempted to fight for their freedom,” she explains. “That was a side of the story we were hungry to see in order to understand our whole history.”

Read more in the March issue of Ebony on newsstands now.

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