A friend of mine shared a 2012 Bossip article in social media that was about Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones and her sister Kidada Jones.
She describes how Rashida was essentially able to receive all the benefits of whiter skin because she had green eyes and Caucasian features.
The family started out poor, and endured the typical types of discrimination multi-racial families dealt with back in the 1970s. Quincy said in a joint family interview in 2005 that he thought racism would have ended by the 1980s. (Yeah right)
All those kids! A deejay in the quad at lunch! Bus passes! All those cute black boys; no offense, but I thought white boys were boring. I fit in right away; the kids had my outgoing vibe. My skin and hair had been inconveniences at my other schools–I could never get those Madonna spiked bangs that all the white girls were wearing–but my girlfriends at Fairfax thought my skin was beautiful, and they loved to put their hands in my hair and braid it. The kids knew who my dad was an my stock went up. I felt secure. I was home.
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