Yesterday I was chatting with a friend about Spike Lee trying to come out with a School Daze II. We were reminded of the popular scene in the original movie where the predominantly light-skinned African American women of the Gamma Rays, a women's auxiliary to the Gamma Phi Gamma fraternity, battle it out with a number of natural-coifed fellow co-eds, who are predominantly dark-skinned. This scene was clearly highlighting how much colorism existed during this time.
We started discussing what areas of the HBCU experience would Spike Lee cover in a more updated School Daze. We couldn't determine if something like colorism would be a strong enough topic for him to still cover during this generation.
Do you think that colorism still exist amongst black college students? Is it still as strong of an issue as it was back in the day?
What other issues do you think black colleges face?