Alesha Dixon Talks Racism And Fighting For Success
Former Mis-Teeq member and singer, songwriter, model and dancer in her own right, Alesha Dixon recently spoke to Cosmpolitan about the still all too real racial prejudice that pervades society: “There still aren’t many black women on prime-time TV. Times are changing, but it’s interesting we’re in 2013 and still experiencing firsts,” she said…
“Hopefully in the next 100 years things will balance even more. Britain is an amazing multicultural place to live in, and that should be celebrated and represented.
“Sadly, I’ve learned that prejudice still exists in parts of the entertainment industry,” she said, speaking from first-hand experience.
“I did an interview with a magazine once and the journalist quite openly said they wouldn’t put a black person on the front cover because the magazine wouldn’t sell,” she explained.
Despite the negativity, Alesha remains positive, claiming: “Since I turned 30, I’ve never felt better in my own skin… There is no door you can’t open.”
Words: Alya Mooro (@moorizZLA)