COLORism

Around the world, women within their respective races continue to experience the pain and alienation associated with the issue of colorism, the inherent belief that one skin tone is better or worse than another. The perceptions attached to skin color and tone controls everyday interactions between people. This issue causes disparities in areas such as income, education, housing, and marriage. This fact is no different in the Black communities of the United States, and still requires awareness and healing.