Stigma against dark skin or colourism has a complex history in our society. It is very easy to film a person of colour and post it on Facebook which appears to show the absurdity of what may at first seem like a blatant act of self–loathing.
But where did this way of thinking originate and why is it so prevalent among communities of colour today?
This ToR will explore this and more!
We welcome contributions to this ToR through submissions. All submissions will be reviewed and further discussions may be required. We would like our intersectional global communities to be present in this document, thus we welcome all voices, positions and practices. This may take the form of both or either a written or visual format, and includes from think pieces to illustration and everything in between.
Topics for this ToR may include, but are not limited to:
Colourism and its effects on genderColonialism involvement in colourismThe historical context of colourismColourism in today’s societyColourism in Media and imageryColourism Vs. Racism Minority groups perpetuating colorismSolutions to colourism