Global “Colorism” Looks a Lot Like Racism

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What Can We Do About Colorism? by Courtney Young at the Ms. Magazine blog

Candid photograph of Beyonce (left); Beyonce airbrushed in a Loreal ad (right); juxtaposition by Feministing.

Candid photograph of Beyonce (left); Beyonce airbrushed in a Loreal ad (right); juxtaposition by Feministing.

As a woman of color who is deeply concerned and invested in interrogating the ways in which women continue to be marginalized, I’ve often wondered why more work hasn’t been done on the issue of colorism, both domestically and globally.

Not only has it played a tremendous role in the beauty myths that imperil women across the world but has also created disparities related to wealth, employment, politics, dating and popular culture.

Read the full article, including shocking statistics, at the Ms. Magazine blog

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