6 07, 2017

Not a Box of Crayons, Yo 

By |2017-07-06T08:00:15-04:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

     For most of the long Independence Day Holiday, I was “takin’ a (generous) bite outta” the Big Apple! (LOL)  And at one of the parties I attended, an incident got deep under my skin and really rankled me.      This particular soiree was interracial:  roughly, the breakdown was 50% Black, 30 % Caucasian and 20 % Latino/Blatino.  And, it was mostly [...]

18 04, 2014

COLORISM. We ain’t talkin’ Crayola crayons, either.

By |2014-04-18T16:34:28-04:00April 18th, 2014|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In "Colorism in Black and White," my brand new MOOD SWINGS column for the venerable BALTIMOREOUTLOUD, I explore the ignominious origins and roots of colorism, an insidious form of racism/discrimination many Caucasians continue to wage against people of color--particularly African-Americans. Born during the advent of slavery, colorism is the practice of using the differences in complexions to pit one group of oppressed [...]

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