Misty Copeland Says It's 'Crazy' She Received Backlash For Calling Out Russian Ballerinas In Blackface
As the first Black performer to be appointed as a principal dancer for American Ballet Theatre, Copeland is no stranger to discrimination.
The young dancer is the first Black ballerina to play the role since the ballet company premiered the production in 1954.
Conforming to European standards of beauty has mentally inhibited Black women for centuries. Whether it was television, magazines, or billboards, the people that were considered beautiful looked nothing like us. […]