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Being light-skinned can lead to 'reverse colorism' in many parts of the world

By Ronald Hall, Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University
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Racism is often debated, discussed and analyzed in politics, the classroom and the workplace.

But as a scholar of the politics of skin color, I see colorism as a form of prejudice that’s poorly understood and gets very little attention.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines colorism as “prejudice or discrimination especially within a racial or ethnic group favoring people with lighter skin over those…The Conversation


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