Shadeism is a direct result of slavery – and the psychological and sociological impacts are still visible in the Caribbean – and elsewhere – today. Exploring Shadeism describes the phenomenon of shadeism, and examines it within the context of the wider Caribbean, focusing particularly on Caribbean history and literature. It also explores two theories that are useful in explaining why shade discrimination has taken root in the Caribbean. The book includes original research conducted in Barbados, and insights from people who’ve experienced the phenomenon. It draws conclusions about the impact of this phenomenon in several areas of daily life.