DECEMBER 9TH: Lori Tharps on SAME FAMILY, DIFFERENT COLORS: Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families

“This thoughtful, honest, historically textured and valuable book offers a detailed and current syllabus of work on the soical and cultural meanings of colorism around the world and brings colorism ‘out of the closet.'” – The New York Times

Lori Tharps will read from Same Family Different Colors, which examines  how skin color differences affect family dynamics within the nuclear family. Divided into four chapters, the book covers skin color politics in African American, Latino, Asian American and Mixed Race families. Each chapter begins with a historical overview of how color came to matter in each of these unique ethnic groups and then we hear the intimate stories of people who have lived on, in and tangled up in the color line within their own homes. Also included in this work are the voices of academics and pop culture pundits who study colorism and color bias. Her personal story is also interwoven into these pages, as she is the mother of three children with three different skin tones.
 

Event date: 

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104