September 16, 2020

Talking About Colorism and Skin Color Politics in the Family

Are you interested in learning about colorism? Join EmbraceRace on September 24 for their webinar, “Same Family, Different Colors: Talking About Colorism and Skin Color Politics in the Family.”


Colorism—the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the color of their skin—is related to racism but can be more subtle and, for many of us, feels less familiar. Colorism, at once an interracial and intra-racial phenomenon, can be particularly devastating when perpetrated within racial groups, often within families.

Join EmbraceRace for a deep-dive into the origins of colorism in different racial and ethnic communities and how this pernicious form of discrimination affects parenting and family dynamics. Journalist and author Lori Tharps will join them for a discussion about what colorism looks like – at home and in communities – and how to raise children to love the skin they are in.


To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.