When it comes to the nuances of racism and discrimination, we must also talk about the insidious nature of ‘race’ in terms of skin color and shade. Similar to the linkages of hair texture with ‘beauty’ and ‘refinement,’ the color or shade of our skin has been used throughout history as a measure of privilege and aspiration. ⁣⁣
So far, we have gathered several books on colorism and added them to The Library. We are constantly adding new resources, so be sure to explore all titles under the keywords colorism and shadeism. Here are five to get started:

mosaic image of two eyes and two halves of a nose, compiled to create one face with many different skin shades

Book cover to Color Matters by Kimberly Jade Norwood⁣⁣