Post Tagged with: "skin color"

Darker President Obama Pictures Make White People Feel Threatened

A Stanford University study shows "racially-threatened whites motivated to restore the symbolic status of whites in America." " surprising if you think of the Tea Party as a sort of historical bridge to the Trump candidacy," said a Stanford professor.

Study Proves Subconscious Bias Against Dark-Skinned Blacks

Study Proves Subconscious Bias Against Dark-Skinned Blacks

What experiment did researchers do to produce these results and how do their findings line up with previous studies?

Lupita Nyong'o Vanity Fair

Did Vanity Fair Lighten Lupita Nyong’o’s Skin?

Vanity Fair releases a photo teasing a spread with 12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o that has many accusing the magazine and asking why.

Should Black Women Straighten Their Hair or Lighten Their Skin?

Backlash against R&B singer India.Arie’s new cover art re-raises controversial #skinversation on racism/colorism in Black community, including the discussion on Black hair.

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Beyond Skin Color: Do White People Notice Complexion?

Question: In the black community, as in others, we still struggle with complexion. It is believed that light-skinned black people get more privileges than blacks with darker complexions. Of course those perceptions come from the history of slavery in this country. Do white people think about a person's complexion or even care? Do they make decisions based on whether the person is light-skinned or dark-skinned? In the back of my mind, I've always worried that they may be afraid that I'm related to them or something and that's what makes them hesitate to select me for a job or promotion. These are burning questions for me.