Panel Features Prof. Norwood’s Book, Color Matters


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An article published in the Spring of 2014 detailing a panel in which Professor Kimberly Jade Norwood and some of her fellow contributors discussed some of the details of their book Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America.

“In Color Matters, they, along with nine other contributors, examine the phenomenon of colorism, which they define as the preference, even among people of color, for lighter skin. The book also challenges the belief that skin color no longer matters in a postracial America. According to Norwood, colorism is a form a discrimination or preference based on one’s skin tone. The phenomenon leads to a color caste system where the darker one is, the more marginalized personal and socioeconomic outcomes for that person becomes.”

Read the full article here: [link]


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