OCTOBER 22, 2021 FROM 10AM-12PM
Meeting ID: 952 2555 8036
Singer, actor, model Tyrese Gibson recently opened up about the jokes and humiliations he has endured, even jobs he has lost, because of his dark skin tone. Actresses, Viola Davis and Gabrielle Union have shared similar stories over the years. Don't be fooled. Even as the population in the United States becomes majority Black and Brown, colorism thrives. And it is poised to replace racism in the United States by 2045. This workshop will explore the existence and pain of colorism. Options to interrupt and eradicate colorism will also be discussed.
PRESENTED BY: Professor Kimberly Norwood
Kimberly Norwood is the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University of Law. She became the first African American female to receive tenure in Washington University's history in 1996, as well as the first African American female to receive the Washington University's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2015. Professor Norwood is currently serving as a Commissioner on the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness. She is the author of two books, "Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias & the Myth of Post Racial America," and "Ferguson's Fault Lines" The Race Quake that Rocked a Nation."