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Dark Girls

I just finished watching a movie called Dark Girls on you tube and it made me think of the two most important African-American women in my life. 286 more words


Light Skinned vs Dark Skinned: Are We Still Doing This?

Last week I sat in on a media literacy workshop at our Hip Hop in the Heartland Institute as we talked about this issue of colorism in the Black community. 506 more words

Diversity Blast: Colorism, Colorblindness and Color-consciousness

“I don’t want anybody to have a rude awakening, but I want everybody to be awake…So I guess that means that somebody will have a rude awakening.” Jalisia Taylor-Singleton, Vanderbilt Senior and 2014 Atlanta Corps Member, said these words to me this morning as we hashed out her plans for a 60th Anniversary of Brown v. 890 more words

Baggage from the 'Old Country'

‘Wheat Complexion’, ‘Status Family’ and ‘Suitable Boy’ somehow took a free ride to the U.S and other western countries in the guise of  millions of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent, along with the degrees and the zari sarees and the jewelry.   731 more words

Class Consciouness