On OWN”s Light Girls special, many women with a lighter complexion shared their stories of discrimination and unfair treatment due to their skin tone. Model Amber Rose was one of the women to tell her story and made a tearful revelation during her testimony. Rose is half Creole and half Italian and revealed that her Creole side of the family did not attend her 2013 wedding to Wiz Khalifa because he is black.
“My family feels like they are more superior or better than an African American because we’re Creole and we have culture and that’s something that I’ve battled with most of my life,” said the Philadelphia native. “It’s more of the older people in my family.”
Watch Amber Rose talk about her family wanting to pass for white and more below. If you missed it last night (Jan. 19) on OWN. click here to see more testimonies.