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.

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