Media Inside Out is a television talk show that explores the media we love to watch, listen to, read, and play with an analytical and critical approach. Each episode digs deep into a specific media theme or media property. The series is produced and hosted by Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University.
Colorism in the Media
This program looks at how all media, including television programs, music videos and advertising campaigns, favor lighter skin, and usually white skin. This is an issue that has been around for a number of years, but with streaming services and thousands of videos on Youtube, young girls have more opportunities to see how the media favors lighter skin. On this episode host Sherri Hope Culver looks at examples from advertisements and other media outlets.
Guiding the conversation with Culver are two experts: Lori Tharps, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism at Temple University, and Dr. Linda Chavers, an Assistant Dean at Harvard University and a lecturer on African and African-American Studies.