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The Darker the Berry, the Sweeter the Juice

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  • Natasha N. Oakley (Iowa State University)

Abstract

When race is discussed it is usually among different groups of people. Negative designations of race can also occur among people in the same group, referred to as intra-racism. A major issue with intra-racism is discrimination against someone who is darker or lighter than other members in the same group. This is of particular issue within the African American community, where division has existed for years tracing back to slavery. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to share experiences relating to skin color and how this divide was created. Media discussion of skin color will be included.

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06 Mar 2009
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