In the documentary “Dark Girls,” black women share their deeply personal stories of prejudice and candid thoughts on skin tone, revealing controversial insights into the struggles and self-esteem issues dark-skinned women experience throughout the world. But these women aren’t the only people featured in the film. Adding to the big picture, “Dark Girls” also includes the perspectives of white men who married black women. Is their decision to marry a dark-skinned woman a conscious choice?
For one white man, hip-hop author and journalist Soren Baker, he consciously knew he was attracted to black women. As Baker explains in this video from “Dark Girls,” his interest in dating outside his own race is something that reaches back as early as his days as a young student — and was never an issue within his own family.