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Creole
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11. "His complexion is certainly a part of his story..."
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Tue Jan-03-17 01:44 PM by Creole

  

          

>Nothing like that appears in the Marshall story. Was it
>arguably easier for him because of his complexion? maybe. But
>it wasn't explicit like it was for Nina. And it wasn't a
>necessary or important part of his story (his contemporaries
>were civil rights activists and attorneys some of whom were
>darker).

Does it have to be explicitly stated to be a part of someone's story? The way Black folks were treated then is no different from today. Nobody is saying outright that you're better because you're lighter than them. No one is gonna say that you're being chosen because you're lighter than the rest of the options or that the texture of your hair makes you better or more attractive/appealing. And since they won't explicitly state so, it's a nuance that is central to our very being and which should be evident in the story of Mr. Marshall even if it is only implied.

Otherwise, folks shit on Saldana for no reason at all before even giving her performance a shot to tell the story.

Edit: He was chosen to be the face of Brown vs Board of Ed for a reason. That case was consolidated with others but, for some reason, he was chosen by the NAACP to be the face of it all. And he's the one we always hear of as being behind the victory without there being mention of the folks who were attached to the case. From what I KNOW and have seen, these folks ain't necessarily light skinned.

http://www.civilrights.org/education/brown/briggs.html

  

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Chadwick must be stopped. [View all] , lightworks, Tue Jan-03-17 10:35 AM
 
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wtf... cmon, they couldn't find anyone else for this?
Jan 03rd 2017
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reminiscent of saldana playing nina
Jan 03rd 2017
2
I wonder if he's gonna catch the same flack Saldana did...
Jan 03rd 2017
3
except thurgood's appearance wasn't a part of his story
Jan 03rd 2017
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      You don't think so? Are you sure his acceptance wasn't due...
Jan 03rd 2017
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           A central part of Nina's story
Jan 03rd 2017
6
           RE: A central part of Nina's story
Jan 03rd 2017
7
          
                not in the same way
Jan 03rd 2017
22
                     Inaccuracy is inaccuracy...
Jan 03rd 2017
24
                          I think my point was, it wasn't just about accuracy
Jan 03rd 2017
28
                               Gotcha...
Jan 03rd 2017
29
           RE: You don't think so? Are you sure his acceptance wasn't due...
Jan 03rd 2017
31
Why do black people have a problem with blacks portraying blacks?
Jan 03rd 2017
8
The issue is colorism, not with "blacks playing blacks"
Jan 04th 2017
35
It was probably down to him or Terence Howard. LOL.
Jan 03rd 2017
9
what is the quality of your INTENT, mayne?
Jan 03rd 2017
10
LMBAO. In the court room pointing with a toothpick.
Jan 03rd 2017
13
      with a missing and/or gold tooth
Jan 03rd 2017
14
It was probably down to him or Terence J. LOL.
Jan 03rd 2017
12
      It was probably down to him or Terry Crews
Jan 03rd 2017
19
Name people who would have been a shoe-in for the role here:
Jan 03rd 2017
15
Roger Guenveur Smith
Jan 03rd 2017
16
Jeffrey Wright
Jan 03rd 2017
17
Maybe he had another project in the works.
Jan 03rd 2017
18
Could Michael Ealy carry this flick?
Jan 03rd 2017
20
Nah
Jan 03rd 2017
21
Andre Holland w/bleach
Jan 03rd 2017
25
Hell Jussie is playing Langston Hughes in this flick
Jan 03rd 2017
27
who is he sleeping with???
Jan 03rd 2017
23
ninja lookin like No Good Marshall
Jan 03rd 2017
26
He's Hollywood's black "it' guy right now.
Jan 03rd 2017
30
this dude cant do shit besides biopics?
Jan 03rd 2017
32
ahem
Jan 03rd 2017
33
      Also...
Jan 04th 2017
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