Brave Space Forum: Refracting the Colorism Complex
BSFs are a deep dive into intersectional feminist issues
In "Refracting the Colorism Complex," we will look at how colorism interacts across race, ethnicity, gender, class, and other social identities. In addition to determining the differences/similarities between racism and colorism, we will discuss the historical foundations of colorism and how they have grown to determine our world today. Beyond the simple definition and abstract conception of colorism, we will take investigate how colorism impacts people at the individual, familial, community, and systemic levels (from beauty standards to criminalization and self-image to economic determinants).