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Single Ladies Cast - Enough Diversity??
I must re-visit the Single Ladies topic. Earlier I noted how wonderful it is to see black people portrayed in a positive light. I still stand by that. My only hang up is the lack in color diversity amongst the main female cast members.
So we have two white women (Charity Shea & Cassandra Clementi), a light-skinned black woman (Lisa-Raye) and a darker light-skinned woman (Stacey Dash). I’m going to go so far as to say it seems like there’s a brown paper bag rule for being in this clique (GASP; I said it).
Don’t get me wrong. I love all of them!! But, it would have been nice to see a Kelly Rowland type or Jill Marie Jones type (remember fiery Toni Childs from Girlfriends??) part of the main cast.
Obviously, casting crews carefully and meticulously choose what actors to cast in a show based off of many different factors (looks, acting ability, star power, etc.), but I wonder, just how much weight did the skin tone of the black women they selected carry…..Was the darker-skinned woman avoided or was it just by chance that only lighter skinned women made the cut for the main cast?

Single Ladies Cast - Enough Diversity??

I must re-visit the Single Ladies topic. Earlier I noted how wonderful it is to see black people portrayed in a positive light. I still stand by that. My only hang up is the lack in color diversity amongst the main female cast members.

So we have two white women (Charity Shea & Cassandra Clementi), a light-skinned black woman (Lisa-Raye) and a darker light-skinned woman (Stacey Dash). I’m going to go so far as to say it seems like there’s a brown paper bag rule for being in this clique (GASP; I said it).

Don’t get me wrong. I love all of them!! But, it would have been nice to see a Kelly Rowland type or Jill Marie Jones type (remember fiery Toni Childs from Girlfriends??) part of the main cast.

Obviously, casting crews carefully and meticulously choose what actors to cast in a show based off of many different factors (looks, acting ability, star power, etc.), but I wonder, just how much weight did the skin tone of the black women they selected carry…..Was the darker-skinned woman avoided or was it just by chance that only lighter skinned women made the cut for the main cast?

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