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Color Me Seen

  • 1.  Color Me Seen

    Posted 10-13-2020 08:29 PM

    Dear Colleagues,

    According to Hope Jackson, "colorism is the more subtle, but just as systematic and dangerous cousin of racism."

    Read Hope's article here.


    How are you addressing this in your programs? 



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    Tonya Satchell
    Johns Hopkins University School of Education IDEALS Institute
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  • 2.  RE: Color Me Seen

    Posted 10-15-2020 09:01 AM

    Tonya:

    Thank you for this article.  In working with teachers we always ask ourselves, "How does race play a part in what I'm seeing and hearing?"
    This article stretches that question.  Thank you also for this website dedicated to supporting young children and families.  It's new to me and I'll share it.



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    Aren Stone
    she/her/hers
    Child Development Specialist
    The Early Years Project
    Cambridge, MA
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  • 3.  RE: Color Me Seen

    Posted 10-15-2020 09:38 AM

    I wrote an article on this topic for Exchange Magazine. They have not scheduled it yet, but it's interesting that others are beginning to address this critically important issue. My article centers on my late wife's struggle in school, being a very dark-skinned African American student. It also describes some of the history of colorism in the US.

     

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