This, this, and this alone should help explain why “Whitenicious” by Dencia is an abomination. It’s one thing to want to put a doctor prescribed pea-sized dollop of hydroquinone on your face or any other part of your body to lighten a dark spot that resulted from acne or other trauma to the skin. But I sense something much more grave after reading the interview conducted between Drexel professor Yaba Blay and African pop star Dencia.
Oh, might I add that Dencia recently lashed out at Lupita Nyong’o on the best platform to get one’s frustration and hate out: Twitter.
Props to Ebony Magazine for running the interview between Dencia and Professor Yaba Blay, and major props to Blay for conducting the interview and keeping it real. Let’s keep this discussion about colorism going because until we confront it head on, we will never learn and repair from its insidious effects.