S2 Ep. 4: Understanding Colorism

In the last episode on racism in dating, Todrick Hall briefly touched on something that a lot of listeners picked up on: Colorism—the idea that whiteness has defined some skin tones and features in people of color as more beautiful and acceptable in society. This twisted idea has resulted in a sort of prejudice and resentment from some blacks toward other blacks. In this episode, we discuss the origins of colorism, why it’s an especially nasty form of prejudice, and how to differentiate colorism from legitimate criticisms of anti-black self-hate.

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