Poets Network & Exchange Scholar Lecture Series, Colorism: The Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual, Social, Political and Economic Impact of Colorism on Black Women.
J.P. Howard at podium and scholar lecturers Mercy Tullis-Bukhari and
Lora Rene’ Tucker
What is colorism? Colorism is discrimination based on skin color, a form of prejudice or discrimination in which human beings are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color.
This scholar lecture discussion was not a light skin versus dark skin discussion. It was a powerful and passionate sharing of personal experiences. It sought to explore how colorism impacts Black women’s lives psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, economically and politically. One of the many questions asked
was Why is Lupita Nyongo’ important to Black Women?
Lupita Nyongo is important to Black women and women of color because she is a positive role model. One who exemplifies positive self esteem and ethnic and…
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