The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families


Visibility 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Mini Series

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 Link to Listen Live:   The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families

Listener Line:  323-642-1562

(Listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description

 “The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibility, voices, Afro-Aesthetics Movement, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is a Tampa native and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Dr. Hordge-Freeman published her first book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families (The University of Texas Press) in 2015.  This book was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.  In 2015, she presented a TEDxUSF talk on The Color of Love and her book is slated for publication into Portuguese in April 2018. She has published journal articles in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Qualitative Research, and Ethnic & Racial Studies, several book chapters, and published a co-edited volume with Gladys Mitchell-Walthour entitled, Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the US and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Hordge-Freeman has been awarded several grants and fellowships to support her research, including a Ford Dissertation Fellowship, American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship, and Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant. In 2016, Hordge-Freeman received a Fulbright fellowship to complete data collection for a manuscript entitled, Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoptions as Modern Slavery in Brazil, which is based on over seven years of ethnographic data and interviews.

 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series


Join Visibility for “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series.”

 

March 26, 2018 – April 26, 2018

8:00 PM EST.

Listen Live: Complexity Talk Radio

Listener Line: 323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment of share

About the Mini-Series

Visibility is producing a mini-series titled “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism airing live beginning on March 26, 2018 and ending on April 26, 2018. The six-episode mini-series will focus on girls and women of color as victims of colorism and will explore the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of colorism with an emphasis on how colorism affects the self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride of girls and women of color as victims of intraracial and interracial colorism.

Topics will include the complexities of colorism, relationships, film, music, media, the workplace, superiority, inferiority, colorism complex, skin color complexes, education, colorism in Brazil, the effects of colorism on children, girls and women of color, colorism and families, status, understanding the detrimental effects of colorism, learning to embrace differences, myths, healthcare, among other relevant discussion topics.

Episodes

  • Monday, March 26, 2018, Introduction to The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini-Series, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: The Color of Love: Colorism in Brazil. Guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Colorism in Film, Music and Media, Guest: Dr. Yaba Blay
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Colorism in the Workplace, Guest:  Dr. Niambi Powell
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Colorism in Relationships, various guests
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Girls, Women of Color and Colorism. Guests Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and other guests.

Episodes will air live via: Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Links for each episode will be shared via Twitter: @Visibility_live, @NGWCC  #colorism #visibility

Addressing Racism on College Campuses


Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim for a discussion on Addressing Racism on College Campuses.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST

Complexity Talk Radio-Complexity Live

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Topics:

  • Institutional racism
  • Overview of racism on college/university campuses in the millennium
  • The culture of racism on campuses
  • Blaming the Victims
  • Racism and Students
    • Sororities and Fraternities
    • When apologies are not enough
    • Racism in the classroom
    • The racist professor/instructor
    • The effects of racism on students of color
    • Conscious/unconscious racism
    • Overt/covert racism
  • Racism and Faculty/Staff/Administration
    • Speak up and get fired
    • Wake-up
    • Inequality
    • Power
  • The change that is needed
    • Understanding personal biases
    • White Privilege (Article by Peggy McIntosh)
    • Training
    • Point zero
    • Moving forward
    • Unity?

Actual show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/complexitylive/2015/03/12/addressing-racism-on-college-campuses

Preparing Youth of Color for Promising Futures Using S.U.C.C.E.S.S.


Join Dr. Culbeth for Preparing Youth of Color for Promising Futures Using  S. U. C. C. E. S. S.

Episode 1 of the Black History Month Series

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST

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Topics

  • Dreams
  • Road Blocks
  • Making Good Choices
  • Raising the Bar
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Link to listen live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2015/02/06/preparing-youth-of-color-for-promising-futures-using-success

Celebrating & Embracing Girls/Women of Color: Rising Above Colorism & Negativity: A Movement


Join Dr. Culbreth, Dr. Jung-Kim and guests for Celebrating & Embracing Girls/Women of Color: Rising Above Colorism and Negativity.

 We started the conversation in 2013, wrote about it in 2014 and invite you to join us as we start the movement in 2015!

Be a part of the change – in unity!

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Listener Line: 914-338-1308

(Call in to ask questions, comment or share)

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Topics:

  • Colorism
  • Breaking down skin color and race barriers
  • Psychic prisons
  • Defying negative stereotypes
  • Celebrating and embracing each other
  • Perceptions
  • The power within
  • You are so much more
  • Reality TV
  • Higher Ground
  • Sisters in unity
  • The Movement
  • Self-validation
  • National Girls and Women of Color Council  (NGWCC)

 

Show link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2015/01/23/celebrating-and-embracing-girls-and-women-of-color-rising-above-colorism

Guests:

Ms. Michele Beller

Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Communities of Color


Join Dr. Culbreth for thoughts on bridging the gap between academia and communities of color.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

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Topics include:

  • Research and discussions on issues affecting POC
  • Reaching the masses is crucial
  • The need to collaborate
  • Working together
  • Changing (the way we think and interact)
  • Giving back
  • Being a part of the change that is needed

Actual link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2015/01/16/bridging-the-gap-between-academia-and-communities-of-color

Girls and Women of Color Embracing and Celebrating Each Other


We are interested in speaking with girls/women of color who have formed friendships, etc. with other girls/women of color who possess either a lighter or darker skin color. We are hosting a show on the Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8pm EST on the topic and would like to show the world that girls/women of color can and do form bonds/friendships with other girls/women of color who may possess either lighter or darker skin. The purpose of the show is to defy the negativity being portrayed by the media that girls/women of color continue to fight, dislike, and treat each other disparately because of skin color (lighter or darker skin).

If you or someone than you know meet the guest criteria (either light, medium, or dark skinned and is friends with another girl/woman of color with skin color that is lighter/darker), please ask them to contact us at  talkradio@colorismproject.com. We would like to speak with them about being a guest on the show. If they cannot be guests, they can submit their story to us via the above e-mail address and we will read and discuss live on the air. The show is going to be the marker for a positive movement focusing on relationship building for girls/women of color.

As many of you know, our mission and goal is to bring together women of color from all walks of life in unity. Our focus is on girls/women of color celebrating and embracing each other, setting the record straight for those who continue to send the message that girls/women of color constantly fight, argue, treat each other disparately, are jealous of each other, and participate in colorism acts on a regular basis. If we do not take a stand, we will continue to see reality television shows, documentaries, magazines, etc. displaying women of color in a negative light and at odds with each other. We are so much more than we are portrayed as being and in 2015, we intend to make sure that the world is enlightened as we move to embrace and celebrate each other in all that we do.

This is a new year and time for movements that are grounded in positivity with a focus on positive ideas, positive relationship building, positive energy, positive thoughts, and positive action. This is the year for women of color to break down the barriers of negativity that we are so often associated with.

Thank you for your help and for sharing this posting.

Living Life Beautiful!
Dr. Culbreth & Dr. Jung-Kim

“Annie” and Girls of Color Living Life Beautiful


Join the Authors of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color (Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, Dr. Julie Jung-Kim and Ms. Ada Elizabeth Culbreth) for a discussion about the new film “Annie” (starring Quvenzhané Wallis) and girls of color Living Life Beautiful.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

(http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2014/12/23/annie-and-girls-of-color-living-life-beautiful)

Call in to ask questions or comment by dialing 914-338-1308

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Topics:
• The role of Annie played by a girl of color
• Negativity directed at girls of color
• Defying negative stereotypes, prejudice, hatred, and biasness
• Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color
• Diversity, racial unity and multiculturalism
• One size does not fit all
• The Foundation of Beautiful
• Be BEAUTIFUL
• Think it! Believe it! Achieve it!
• To all of the Annie’s throughout the world
• What the world need’s now

Meet the Authors:

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Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is available for purchase at: Complexity Publishing LLC and I Am Beautiful Global, Inc.

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Why Are You Treating Me Differently? When Girls of Color Are Treated Disparately Because of Their Race and Color


Join the authors of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color, Dr. Culbreth, Dr. Jung-Kim and Ada Elizabeth Culbreth for a discussion on how girls of color are treated disparately and how their new book can make the difference in the lives of girls of color.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8pm EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Call in to ask a question or comment:  914-338-1308

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Topics

  • The mission of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and The National Girls and Women of Color Council (NGWCC)
  • Colorism, Racism and Disparate Treatment
  • The Foundation of Beautiful
  • PEPS
  • How Live Life Beautiful Affirmations for Girls of Color will make the difference
  • Workshops and Webinars

Girls and Women of Color: Moving Forward, Onward and Upward


The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio is two years old. Join us as we celebrate!

Join Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim for an introduction to the National Girls and Women of Color  Council, Inc.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm EST

The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio

Call in to ask questions or comment: Listener Line: 914-338-1308

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Topics:

  • NGWCC (Mission, Vision and Core Values)
  • Purpose
  • In the NGWCC News
  • Moving Forward
  • Moving  Onward
  • Moving Upward
  • Team NGWCC
  • Invitation to join NGWCC
  • New books for Girls and  Women of Color: Live Life Beautiful and Live Life Fabulous

Link to the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dynamicsofcolorism/2014/11/14/girls-women-of-color-moving-forward-onward-and-upward-1