Colorism Amongst African Americans

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Cooper, Christiana
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2021-07-12
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Colorism , Colorism-Definition , Colorism vs. Racism , Issues in African American Communities , African American , Shadiesm , Skin Tone , Discrimination
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Colorism, prevalent among African Americans, is deeply ingrained in societal dynamics. Rooted in historical divisions between lighter and darker-skinned individuals, it persists in various aspects of life, including media representation and personal interactions. The speaker, a lighter-skinned African American, shares personal experiences, emphasizing the need for self-awareness, unity, and understanding to combat this divisive phenomenon.
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This discussion sheds light on pervasive colorism among African Americans, emphasizing frequent and often unnoticed occurrences. Delving into its historical roots and present-day manifestations, the speaker, a lighter-skinned African American woman, shares personal experiences. The narrative underscores the urgent need for self-awareness, unity, and understanding to dismantle colorist divisions within the community.
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