Sea front from the sky. Everyday Colorism in the Carribean

Cultivating Self-Love: 4 Women Living in Dark Skin in the Caribbean

The #EverydayColorism campaign is sharing the lived experiences of Caribbean people affected by colorism – discriminatory or preferential treatment of same-race people because of skin tone. Colorism pervades the region, affecting Caribbean people across the spectrums of gender, age, and socioeconomic status. Even highly educated people with esteemed careers struggle

Woman with a straw hat standing in the water holding coconut water. Photo taken from above. Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean.

We Need to Talk About Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches, vibrant music, and warm, friendly people. Yet though the region is an oasis for many, deeply ingrained within its culture is the painful burden of colorism. The term “colorism” was coined in 1982 by Pulitzer-Prize winner Alice Walker to describe the “prejudicial

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