Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows



Bill Duke on Sins of Commission and Omission

Bill Duke's film 'Dark Girls' looks at the problem of colour bias within the African-American community. After watching a clip of the effects of this bias on a young, dark-skinned girl, Bill explains where some of this bias comes from.

He says it's a result of layers of negative feedback from both inside and outside the home: "There are levels of home where things are not happening to empower children in terms of their complexion, etc. I think there's a level of media. I think media has two aspects to it. There's the sin of commission -- when you see negativity that looks like you like a gangster or a bad person or a hooker or whatever it is, it's your skin complexion. But then there's a sin of omission. Whenever there is something holistic, positive, whenever there is something that is beautiful, you're not there."