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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Female Colorism: A look at racial perception and division

Bruce Walton February 16, 2015

Am I really black? How black am I? Why can’t I be darker? Or lighter? Can someone be “blacker” or “whiter” than others in my race? Should I try to be lighter? Should I get a tan to make myself...

Female Colorism: A look at racial perception and division

Bruce Walton February 15, 2015

Am I really black? How black am I? Why can’t I be darker? Or lighter? Can someone be “blacker” or “whiter” than others in my race? Should I try to be lighter? Should I get a tan to make myself...

Colorism panel draws students to discuss modern black culture

Arbrion Chambliss November 20, 2014

Focused on the modern issue of colorism, or discrimination based on shade of skin color, an open panel discussion titled Fifty Shades of Black drew more than 50 students to Oscar Ritchie Hall Wednesday...

Devin Bates, sophomore public communications major, said his experiences havent affected him directly through colorism, but believes part of racism is the education gap growing between races.

Skin tone prejudice troubles African-American heritage

Kara Taylor April 13, 2014

When Alexandria Peebles was growing up, her family and friends sometimes would tell her that she was so dark that she could have been a field hand during slavery.They would tell her not to stay out in...

Our View: Unintentional offenses

DKS Editors April 13, 2014

Today’s article on colorism points out that people are judged solely on one aspect of themselves — skin tone. The article points out there are certain stereotypes that go along with one’s skin tone,...

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