APAC and ASA Present a Conversation on Colorism

APAC and ASA hosted a conversation on how colorism affects Asia, Africa, and the U.S. Whereas racism divides different races, colorism divides within a race by basing prejudice purely on skin tone. After our presenters put colorism into a historical context of colonialism and racism spanning across continents, we discussed things like skin whitening creams, Beyonce, KPop, exoticization, paper bags, and more. We appreciate everyone who came out and shared their personal experiences! We learned a lot and we hope all of you did too!