EP 308 – Color Struck – Dealing With Colorism

Have you ever been judged or bullied because of the color of your skin? Made fun of because you are “too light” or “too dark”?   “Skin color matters because we are a visual species and we respond to one another based on the way we physically present. In today’s society, skin color has become a loaded signifier of identity and value”.There have been so many “Team Light Skinned” vs. “Team Dark Skinned” rivalries, but no color or shade of skin is more attractive or deserving than the next. Colorism is real y’all!

What We’re Sipping On This Episode:

19 Crimes Banished – We’ve made our way back to 19 Crimes and you will not hear Shara and Sasha complain about any 19 Crimes (except Hard Chard). Shara was shooketh because she was able to taste all the notes of the wine! Described as “full & round on the palate with a distinct sweetness…the dark chocolate & vanilla aromatics carry through on the palate & compliment subtle flavors of cloves & cinnamon spice. The palate has a long rich plush finish“. Sasha agrees that it definitely has a full-mouth taste and is definitely a full-body wine. You’ll never go wrong with 19 Crimes and of course, it’s Sasha and Shara approved at 13.5%.

About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we’re talking about Colorism. What is Colorism? Colorism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals based on their skin tone, usually from the same ethnic or racial group. In a country deeply rooted in racism, dark skin is demonized and white skin is praised. Though super common in the black community, colorism is also rampant in Latin America, East, and Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. 

Unfortunately, colorism is prominent in the black, Asian, and Hispanic communities.

Episode Transcript

Episode Resources:

Why Understanding Colorism Within the Latino Community Is So important

Colorism in Latinx Communities

The Difference Between Racism and Colorism

Why black people discriminate among ourselves: the toxic legacy of colorism

John Oliver – Last Week Tonight: Hair

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