Popular South African Singer Amanda Black has revealed that she hated being black and every thing associated with black.
|Amanda Black. Image credit: Zkhiphani.|
The singer speaking to Drum reports said she hated black and everything associated with black. She said she never spoke her native language IsiXhosa, adding that she had friends who could speak only English.
Asked Why she hated black, Amanda said it was because fair skinned individuals are most times said to be more beautiful.
She said; “I used to not like my dark skin because everyone said light-skinned girls were prettier. I had fair-complexioned friends and sometimes I’d be the darkest of them all. At times, it affected how I felt about my looks,”
When asked why she suddenly changed her opinion on black, she said she read a book by Steve Biko “Black Consciousness” and all her opinion on black changed.