So it is Black History Month… now what.
I am struck by and a tad stuck on the issues of “colorism”
.Colorism, a term coined by Alice Walker in 1982, means discrimination based on skin color, or colorism, is a form of prejudice or discrimination in which human beings are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color.
I am a mother of two sons and a daughter. We are dark skinned Black Americans.
I brought my children up as I had been. To love my complexion, it is a badge of honor.
The unscathed, unbroken symbol of a great and mighty people. We are the descendants of those who fought to survive.
I gave them family pride, cultural pride and racial pride, and more importantly personal pride.
So keeping this in mind I have recently been inundated with studies that document that…
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