Abby Dallas tackles discrimination on ‘Black Is The Colour’ | Entertainment
February 19, 2021
Particularly concerned about acts of racial discrimination meted out to people of colour across the world, singer Abby Dallas put pen to paper and came up with the single Black Is The Colour.
“The inspiration came from scrolling through social media and seeing all the hate against black people. While writing this song, it felt as if my ancestors came to inspire me to be the voice for the voiceless who have been crying from beyond the grave,” said Dallas.
Dallas said she has not personally experienced racial discrimination; however, she feels the pain of her black brothers and sisters.
“It might not have impacted my life personally but whatever is done to my brothers and sisters is also being done on to me,” she said. Dallas also pays tribute to Nanny of the Maroons, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr and American abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman on the single.
“The reason why I decided to tackle this issue of colour is because in society we were never taught that black was beautiful and how to be comfortable in our own skin. I hope that this song will teach our younger generation coming up to feel proud of who they are and to never let colour determine who they become in life,” said Dallas.
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