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.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104