49 min

Passing For Colored Nerds

    • Society & Culture

Netflix's new film, Passing, tells the story of Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson), a light-skinned Black woman living in Harlem who reconnects with her childhood friend Clare Bellew (Ruth Negga), a light-skinned Black woman who "passes" for white. Brittany and Eric get into the dynamics between Irene and Clare, the history of passing in the Black community, and how conversations about passing were actually more common - and encouraged - than today. Read Brittany's piece in Vulture about the same topic, HERE 

Netflix's new film, Passing, tells the story of Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson), a light-skinned Black woman living in Harlem who reconnects with her childhood friend Clare Bellew (Ruth Negga), a light-skinned Black woman who "passes" for white. Brittany and Eric get into the dynamics between Irene and Clare, the history of passing in the Black community, and how conversations about passing were actually more common - and encouraged - than today. Read Brittany's piece in Vulture about the same topic, HERE 

49 min

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