Colorism Quotes

Why compile a list of colorism quotes? The official answer is that a collection of quotations helps fulfill the CH mission to raise awareness and provide a hub of information and resources about colorism. Other equally valid and true reasons: People like quotes! Because sometimes I just don’t know what to write. Sometimes I get tired of my own voice and just want to soak up what others have said. Sometimes I feel like people aren’t hearing me, but they might be able to hear someone else. Full disclosure: This is by no means a comprehensive survey. I selected quotations that I tend to agree with and that are by people (much) more famous than me.… Read More

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Colorism on Oprah’s Lifeclass with Iyanla Vanzant

Colorism on Oprah’s Lifeclass with Iyanla Vanzant This Friday, the issue of colorism will take the spotlight like never before. Oprah is bringing in Iyanla Vanzant to discuss colorism on Oprah’s Lifeclass. I was so eager to see it, that I watched the online, live recording of the show. I’ll start with the positives. I’m thrilled that colorism has been gaining so much attention over the years to the point where Oprah is doing an entire show about it. I’ve respected Oprah for a long time precisely because she has spoken about her personal experiences with colorism. While watching the recording of her Lifeclass, it seemed that she actually had a really… Read More

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Oprah Call to Arms

Step away from the mean girls … and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks. Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others. This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look… Read More

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Oprah’s Next Chapter: Actresses Talk Light Vs Dark Skin

Actresses Tackle the Debate over Light vs. Dark Skin “In many parts of the world, people are judged not just by their skin color but also by their skin tone. The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is discussed in the documentary Dark Girls, is something many African-American actresses must overcome. Watch as Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union tackle the complex issues surrounding people’s perception of light versus dark skin.” Also note how Phylicia Rashad does what many people do, which is pretend obliviousness, dismiss the issue, and then shut down the conversation by changing the subject. I must say this is an issue many dark skinned… Read More

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