Race: Shadeism & Colorism

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A Word on Colorism in Hollywood
% of each group saying each of the following has happened to them because of their race or ethnicity  Source: Pew Research Center Models, Discrimination, Latina, Dark Skin, Color, Shit Happens, Women, Face
Hispanic experiences with discrimination can differ depending on skin color
% of each group saying each of the following has happened to them because of their race or ethnicity Source: Pew Research Center
the percentage of hispanics with dark skin is shown in this graph from an american survey
Experiences with discrimination more common for Hispanics with darker skin
% of Hispanics who say they have personally experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity Source: Pew Research Center
the tweet is posted to someone on their twitter account, and it looks like they
Light skin girls be like "oh you wer called a gorilla looking black bitch & car oil spill? Well, I was called a cinnamon toast cereal. We BOTH experienced colorism." ~ @BlackSapphic
two tweets that are on the same page, one is black and one is white
Lighter skinned black men being seen as weaker than darker black men is toxic thinking. Correlating darkness to aggressiveness is toxic. This is also the reason lighter skinned black women are favored because light is seen as more feminine since darker skinned is "aggressive" ~ @PIMPCESS
"You're pretty for a darkskinned girl." Never has anyone said "you're pretty for a lightskinned girl." It's supposed to be implied.  ~ Princess (@ablackmermaid) Love Quotes, Romances, Queen, Sayings, Feelings, Relationships Love, Quotes To Live By, True Feelings, Memes Quotes
"You're pretty for a darkskinned girl." Never has anyone said "you're pretty for a lightskinned girl." It's supposed to be implied. ~ Princess (@ablackmermaid)
an image of a woman on the set of night show with her quote about music and her career
"Nina Simone's music and her career was about her difficulties as a dark-skinned black woman and the erasure of dark black women. Do now you're gonna erase her in her biopic? That doesn't make any sense." ~ Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey
The Public Face of India vs. The Private Face of India  The Public Face of Brazil vs. The Hidden Face of Brazil  The Public Face of the Philippines vs. The Hidden Face of the Philippines  Follow this link to find a short video which pokes fun at the ubiquity of Photoshop, and specifically, the way it is used to make models look younger and whiter: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/02/unmasking-photoshop.html Black Power, People, Black History, Black Knowledge, Society, African, Black Beauty, Black Is Beautiful, Culture
The Public Face of India vs. The Private Face of India The Public Face of Brazil vs. The Hidden Face of Brazil The Public Face of the Philippines vs. The Hidden Face of the Philippines Follow this link to find a short video which pokes fun at the ubiquity of Photoshop, and specifically, the way it is used to make models look younger and whiter: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/02/unmasking-photoshop.html
This Sofia Vergara. She's from Colombia, and her skin is not this white in real life.  Follow this link to find a short video which pokes fun at the ubiquity of Photoshop, and specifically, the way it is used to make models look younger and whiter: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/02/unmasking-photoshop.html Radical Feminist, Marriage Equality, Sofia Vergara, Model Look, Big Star, Modern Family, Powerful Women, Body Positivity, Sofia
This Sofia Vergara. She's from Colombia, and her skin is not this white in real life. Follow this link to find a short video which pokes fun at the ubiquity of Photoshop, and specifically, the way it is used to make models look younger and whiter: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/02/unmasking-photoshop.html
an image of two women with the caption dear hollywood and will black women continue to be erase?
Dear Hollywood: Will Black women continue to be erased? Follow this link to find a documentary that explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/exploring-colorism-in-dark-girls
a woman in black and white with a quote
"There's this phrase...which basically means advance the race and it's this really awful idea that you shouldn't marry or have children with anyone darker than you. That you should always try to 'advance the race.'" Follow this link to find a documentary that explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/exploring-colorism-in-dark-girls
an advertisement for the colorism brand
Colorism: 1. a form of bias that is based primarily upon skin tone and hair type; 2. present in cultures all over the world; 3. occurs on an inter-group and intra-group basis; 4. an evil that must end. Follow this link to find a documentary that explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/exploring-colorism-in-dark-girls
"Normal to Dark Skin"  Follow this link for a documentary that explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world, including the idea that their skin is somehow less normal: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/exploring-colorism-in-dark-girls Dove Summer Glow, Angry Feminist, Women Face, Self Tanners, Tan Body, Camera Shop, Riot Grrrl, Summer Glow
"Normal to Dark Skin" Follow this link for a documentary that explores the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world, including the idea that their skin is somehow less normal: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/exploring-colorism-in-dark-girls
the cover of nylon magazine featuring an image of a woman in gold top and skirt
Unfortunately, "going m.i,a." is now a double entendre, thanks to the January 2014 cover of NYLON Singapore. In July 2010, M.I.A. appeared on the U.S. edition of Nylon, with a lot more of her brownness intact. [follow this link to find a short video which pokes fun at the ubiquity of Photoshop, and specifically, the way it is used to make models look younger and whiter: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/02/unmasking-photoshop.html]
a woman wearing a shirt that says pretty for a dark skin girl
The Sociological Cinema
"Pretty for a dark skin girl?" [Follow this link to find a short video featuring interviews with young African American women about their experiences with race, racism, and beauty standards, particularly as they relate to skin color, hair, and facial features: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/08/a-girl-like-me.html]