It's sad that we're almost at the end of 2018, and yet this issue of "light-skinned" vs "dark-skinned" is still alive and thriving. So much so that the ridiculous concept has been given a name. "Colorism". Alice Walker first coined this phrase in her 1983 book, "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" , where she defined … Continue reading My thoughts on “Colorism”
Institutional racism, racial profiling, classism, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, colorism- these are all constructed, yet irrefutable and substantive social issues that continue to follow us, from one generation to the next, with no apparent resolution or end in sight. And the thing is, not many people are willing to really talk about them. And when … Continue reading It’s time for “Real Talk”
When I first saw this magazine cover I must admit I was in denial that this was actually an Ebony magazine cover. I mean after all, Ebony magazine is for US, right? And by "US" I mean Black Women! And not just the light skinned, with straight hair and acceptable European features Black Women. Smh. … Continue reading We’ve come a long way… or have we?