The subject of colorism within the Black community has been a prevalent one of late, with NFL player Jahleel Addae raising the topic once more after toasting to having “more light-skinned kids” with fiancée, Lindsey Nelson.
Video of the moment shows the pair out having drinks with other interracial couples when they decide to raise their glasses to “more light-skinned kids.” Everyone at the table repeated the descriptor. See the video below.
The Los Angeles Charger was immediately called out for the offensive gesture. See reaction to the moment below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.