Viola Davis on Colorism in Hollywood: ‘If You Are Darker Than a Paper Bag, Then You Are Not Sexy, You Are Not a Woman’

June 29, 2015   // 0 Comments

  By Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele  -The Root When you see a chocolate-complexioned actress on TV in a complex and sexualized role, clap for that woman and whoever cast her, Viola Davis argues, because dark-brown women have to contend with the colorism hurdle just to land quality roles, the Academy Award nominee revealed during an interview with The Wrap. "The paper-bag test is still ve...

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