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strolling | ep 4 | dark skin girl documentaries, profitable students, rat race capitalism & more

strolling | ep 4 | dark skin girl documentaries, profitable students, rat race capitalism & more



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I took a stroll with Remi near Waterloo, London. Click CC for subtitles in various languages.

// translations
french – bettina guigui
dutch – giselle defares
german – jennifer leetsch
spanish – paz romero
portuguese – natália

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  • stripedsweater520 Reply

    There are people here in America and all around the world that are made fun of for having dark skin (see Brazil, the Philippines, people that are bleaching their skin in African and Asian countries). It's a very real issue here in the states especially, and I think it's important that people not be dismissive of their stories.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Valery DaGrain Reply

    i love this series .. cnt wait to see where yall go nxt ! would love to see one on south africans .

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • EJ Monty Reply

    I'm glad she mentioned to tie to patriarchy in the pressure black women have to conform so hard to the afrocentric beauty ideals , while black men can do whatever the hell their heart tells and at the end of they day keep us fighting to protect their precious masculinity.  Meanwhile in the real world black womanhood is devalued constantly and black men take part in it.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Monica Windom Reply

    I love the skin that i'm in!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Chavvah Reply

    "That dark skinned girl was fine before you showed her that documentary!" I love it! Perfect response.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Giselle Caproni Reply

    This girl is so pretty. And her dimples are to die for. She's gorgeous.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Whitney Bankss Reply

    Absolutely loved that I need to meet this lady she has a lot of sense!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Ashleigh Smithson Reply

    "Stop the pity party" she's an idiot.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Che Applewhaite Reply

    'Selfishness is a survival mechanism for capitalism' – Never heard it better said. If we thought like a species, the intelligent species we are, we would not be selfish because that is the easiest path to extinction.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • N Camara Reply

    Dark skin girl documentaries are no pity party. I think that some black people in effort to be 'normal' part of the crowd try to overlook issues that affect the Black community. Racism is not dead and it affects black people perhaps more than some are willing to admit. Maybe this person does not have a bad experience which would affect her confidence but she should show some understanding for those who do.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • evamilana Reply

    About too many dark skin documentaries… I don't think they're enough tbh! And I also think that she sounds slightly biased "pity party" due to the fact that in her home she was told to appreciate her colour, which of course is no fault of her own and is ultimately a good thing. However, I don't think its fair to just disregard dark skin issues completely which some girls/guys go through routinely and have to deal with it.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Astrid DesGouttes Reply

    I liked the video.. I feel the music was a little too loud tho.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Shamica Alisha Reply

    aah girl was saying such good stuff about university being a white middle class value. It's such a shame she obviously has internalised a lot of systemic racism that stops her being able to see that many of these women are reclaiming their identity back from 'whiteness'. Just because she has been told to embrace her dark skin, does not mean that others have. Such a shame she had to contradict herself towards the end…. 🙁

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • rivermana Reply

    sorry but….that Pharcyde intro!!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • ilovesasukeandleto Reply

    had a lecture once during exam period where teacher was like "if you see your friend panicking over revision, ditch them" and people were laughing and nodding their heads in agreement. people are there for jobs and they will stop at nothing to get them. in business fairs the sycophants come out of nowhere. I hat the dog eat dog mentality of uni

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Gabriel Gutierrez Reply

    Very wise woman! I loved listening to her

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • GirlsLoveYourCurls Reply

    So true about the documentaries. The only ones I have seen have been American. What I've learned is that the American "Dark Skink Girl" experiences is COMPLETELY different to the experience of being dark skinned in the UK. They have a whole other level of slavery baggage, that we don't have to carry. We are mostly only one or two generations removed from where our families originated, so there is a sense of pride of knowing we can claim countries of our very own. Our complexion is also part of that pride. I hope dark girls do not internalize these documentaries, especially dark girls from other countries, because thankfully these aren't really our experiences to claim.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • inphanta Reply

    What I like about these videos is that they make you think.  I agreed with most of her points.

    Regarding the issue of black women and their hair, I'm done with that.  As a black man, I genuinely think black women look good with their own hair.  That being said, I have not, and do not castigate those who choose to wear weaves or relaxers.  But I do think it's unfair to try and shame those of us who are basically saying "You're fine as you are", as trying to "control black women's choices" and such.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Cherie L Williams Reply

    Loved it!!! only just heard about about – strolling! you have a new subscriber.  Keep up the great work ladies 🙂

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • NewLondon Girl Reply

    Good production, what kind of camera and lens do you use?

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • David Jeon Reply

    are your ancestors nigerians? u fine as hell ma!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Stephanie Leigh Reply

    This may seem silly, but I love how they say say "canerows" as opposed to "cornrows" in the UK. And people, it's "corn ROWS" not "corn ROLLS" as many have grown accustomed to calling them. -__-

    But I suppose it's easy to get it confused if you have no idea how the term originated (i.e. braids against the scalp resembling rows of corn growing in a field).

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • DutchDigit Reply

    what are these documentaries she's talking about? I'm curious to know.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Zano282 Reply

    She's beautiful!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • M CJ Reply

    Ah, I was so with her until the last bit. Colorism is a very real thing that harms people. It's fantastic she's never been made to feel badly about her skin, but the prevalence of these documentaries speaks to the fact that many, many, many dark skin women have. 
    Doesn't mean her experience is any less important or real, but I hope she'll try to see others' experience as well.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Medallia Reply

    This girl is stupid. Investment banking is not about making white people money. Its about maximizing value for businesses and growing the economy, this is also done by providing funds for small businesses that would have never had access to such fun ..making their dreams comes to life, providing support, . If is not white peoples fault that black people particularly women do not capitalize on this opportunity. Name one brilliant idea a black woman had and then tried to capitalize on using investment banks, venture capitalist, microfinance, etc. I would wait. Look at values of black financial ownerships to white . You multiply 100 by 0 and you have 0 own a little, live a little, be a little more than black 

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • schmiigle Reply

    this is the kind of thinking that usually gets repressed. props to this girl and Cecile Emeke

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Northern Light Reply

    When I have watched the series only thing that comes to my mind is why there are no intelligent people in the media anymore. The media is full of stupid people doing stupid things. And its not by accident. The elite wants to make people stupid so they can be controlled.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • harry lawrence Reply

    yes yes yes! thank you for voicing these truths – so real and so neglected.
    and thank you for this video series – amazing!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • guiltygreen Reply

    I started clapping when she talked about investment bankers.

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Bayo106 Reply

    she is a thinker!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Seun Amusan Reply

    Love! Love! Love!

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am
  • Vincent Van Flash Reply

    You are one foxy lady!! Mmmm

    March 17, 2019 at 11:44 am

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