Tag Archive for Color Complex

Passing (is) Strange … And Makes for Fascinating Reading

Hobbs' "A Chosen Exile" looks really good.

Hello Meltingpot Readers, There’s probably nothing revolutionary or even that revelatory in a new book out on passing called, A Chosen Exile by Stanford professor of American History, Allyson Hobbs, but still, I’m dying to read it. Why, because the…

“Love the Skin You’re In,” Says Elmo and Lupita

Hi Meltingpot Readers, After Monday’s depressing post about skin whitening soap, today I bring you better news on the same topic courtesy of Elmo and my new girl crush, Lupita Nygong’o. They have a simple message: Love the skin you’re…

Black Soap, White Skin?!

Black soap, white skin. What's wrong with this picture and this product?

Hi Meltingpot Readers, So, you know I’m working on my next book that will explore the role of colorism in American families. Right now I’m deep into the research, so the majority of my waking hours are spent trying to…