Colorism is the daughter of racism
Colorism finds its roots in racism because, without racism, someone’s value and perceived superiority wouldn’t be based on the color of their skin. It is a form of discrimination typically within a racial or ethnic group, favoring people with lighter skin over those with darker skin.
Alone the skin-lightening industry has projected a targeted sales of over $8.9 billion by 2024. We know that skin-lightening has deeper roots ranging from wage gaps, access to opportunities and lived in discrimination within the BIPOC communities that dark-skinned people experience.
We have been tip-toeing around this topic. We need to start talking constructively about this toxic trait that has marred so many for so long. It is time to heal from this stigma and bring about Unity within our own communities and cultures.
At this workshop we will explore the origins of colorism and how it looks different around the world. This discussion will explore colorism’s relationship with colonization, white supremacy, racism, and anti-blackness.
Experts will help you gain more awareness of colorism, its politicization, and how it is internalized individually, culturally, and across society.