Colorism by definition is prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone. From the United States to Asia to Africa, colorism is a world-wide issue. In the United States it can be traced directly back to slavery. Students learn the history of colorism, how media perpetuates it today, and how they can persevere anyway!

Exploring Colorism

Analyzing Concepts

Sharing Our Views

Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye

“Here was an ugly little girl asking for beauty....A little black girl who wanted to rise up out of the pit of her blackness and see the world with blue eyes."

"You are pretty for a dark-skin girl" - this is commonly said to dark skin girls and women.

Don't play in the sun...

Girls and boys are told not to play in the sun to avoid getting darker.

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