Topic of the Month: Colourism

“How big of an issue is colourism in the communities of colour?” Discuss!

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3 thoughts on “Topic of the Month: Colourism

  1. I think it is a big issue because as a dark-skin girl I would hope that within my own community I would feel fully accepted and appreciated, however, colourism enables prejudice and hate to extend to this space that is supposed to feel safe.

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    1. I agree completely. I think one of the most interesting things about colourist is that it is most prevalent within communities of colour and not white institutions. but what is even more interesting is how is most commonly used against women. for example, currently being a dark skinned man is effectively a fad – it Is considered to be more attractive if not equally attractive as been a lighter skinned man. yet, this is not the same case with women.

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  2. I feel colourism every single day. From my own experience, I’ve found that it is popular for many men to claim that they do not have a preference for black women. But they don’t put Beyonce, Rihanna, or any other lighter skinned females in the ‘black women’ category as they would most definitely date a woman who looked like them. It’s not just white men, its black men too, showing that this is an issue within the community as well as one in wider society. I strongly believe that it is an issue that we need to deal with within our communities by removing negative images from our childrens lives in relation to being darker. We need to embrace all skin tones and hair types.


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