As we seek to address colorism in our societies, we will need the voices and support of all members of our community. The authors represent a range of personal and professional backgrounds, and each post demonstrates that there are multiple narratives around the issue of colorism. Marc published this post on his blog, Polite on Society , in anticipation of the Dark Girls documentary. He touches on some of the reasons for this relative silence and alludes to his own struggles with colorism while growing up. Social worker and activist Robert West wrote one of the more personal blog posts, this time in reaction to Dark Girls after watching it. He describes the problematic nature of colorism in various relationships, family, romantic, and professional.
Black Men and Colorism: 12 Must-Read Blog Posts
The Color Line — The Undefeated
Beauty News. Fashion News. Of course, the war on skin color is nothing new to the African-American community. Blacks have long struggled with the complexities of skin color since being shipped to this country with shackles in tow. Somewhere in the midst of all the social discourse on hair relaxers and bleaching of the skin, men of color get lost in the shuffle. Men, however, are not just active participants in the devaluing of African-American beauty, but also clear victims of colorism. The only difference between the two sexes is that Black men seem to exhibit their insecurities in more aggressive, nuanced ways.
Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs: Black Men and Colorism
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual LGB individuals come from diverse cultural groups with differing ethnic and racial identities. However, most research on LGB people uses white western samples and studies of Afro-Caribbean diaspora often use Jamaican samples. The authors' analyses explore experiences of homophobia among LGB people in St. Findings indicate issues of skin-shade orientated tolerance, regionalized disparities in levels of tolerance toward LGB people and regionalized passing regionalized sexual identity shifting. Finally, the authors' findings indicate that skin shade identities and regional location influence the psychological health outcomes of homophobia experienced by LGB people in St.
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