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Final Project: Colorism Myth Buster Book

The Colorism Myth Buster book breaks down five common misconceptions or prejudices regarding skin color and beauty. With this short Myth Buster book, I wanted to convey a positive message about skin colors and inclusively to the potential reader. I… Continue Reading →

Correcting Complexion: Skin Bleaching

Photo: Stocksy   A Summary of Skin Bleaching Skin bleaching is the beauty and health practice of using creams, soaps, powders, serums, lotions, pills, injections, and other substances to lighten one’s skin. Skin bleaching is a common practice used all… Continue Reading →

Colorism Within the African-American Community

Colorism is the discrimination based on skin color and or shade. It’s a type of form of prejudice that allows people to be treated differently based on the social aspects of skin color. Colorism within the black community goes overlooked… Continue Reading →

The Power of Makeup

 The term ‘makeup’ can have many different meanings based on the context. Makeup can refer to the physical cosmetics applied to the body, the act of said application, and can often have different connotations from person to person. The beauty… Continue Reading →

Final Project: The Color of Us

As this project leads to the completion of this course, I wanted to create an educational tool that would generate an everlasting impact on a population that has the plasticity to enforce change. I created an educational poster that places… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Colorism Informational Brochure

  The brochures is intended to be in high schools with a decent minority population. Firstly, I chose high schools because I believe that the content  and vocabulary of this brochure may be a bit too much for middle and… Continue Reading →

Contemporary Colorism

  Colorism is a type of discrimination where lighter skinned people are treated more favorably than people of darker skin [1] . This is a phenomenon that happens in a lot of minority communities of color, but for the purposes… Continue Reading →

Fairest Of Them All: Effects of Skin Lightening in Asia and the U.S.

  Skin lightening is not a new topic, both here in the U.S. and aboard. Unblemished fair skin has been sought after for centuries, holding classist and racist undertones that still persist today. In particular, Asian countries have a strong… Continue Reading →

Colorism: You’re Pretty for a Dark Skinned Girl

  Colorism in the black community, not a new concept, but also not acknowledged as much as it should be. The black community is well versed in racism, but are often oblivious to colorism. Colorism is the prejudicial or preferential… Continue Reading →

From Hottentot to Today: Power, Privilege, and Bodies

  Body studies in Sociology and Women’s Studies can be really complex, as both have many intersections. They might not be taken seriously, due to the many scenarios where the body can be overlooked and not held in high regard…. Continue Reading →

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