Call for Anthology Submissions


Anthology Title  

“We, The Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily”  

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is holding open submissions for essays to be featured in an upcoming anthology titled “We, the Excluded People: How Racism in America Defers Dreams and Diminishes Hopes – Momentarily” edited by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth.

This anthology is a fundraiser of the Journal of Colorism Studies with all proceeds supporting the Journal of Colorism Studies.

We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on how racism in America affects Black Americans. It is through these submissions that we hope to further enlighten society of the detrimental effects of racism on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being and growth of Black Americans in the millennium. Essays should also recommend strategies to address racism in America.

Selected topics are noted below

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit a letter of interest identifying the selected essay category from the attached Essay Categories List.
  • No work may be more than 3500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over the word count will be disqualified for this
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online.
  • All submissions must be written in English, include a cover letter containing word count and writing
  • Each author may submit up to two (2) unique
  • Essays must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman 12 point font and double

Author Bios

Submissions should include author biographies not to exceed one paragraph and may include links to personal websites.

Submission Deadline

December 31, 2020 by midnight)with a targeted publication date of June 2021.

Submissions

Submit documents to: Anthology@jocs.org

On behalf of the Journal of Colorism Studies, thank you for your support and submissions.

Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies

Website: jocsonline.org                                                                                   

Twitter: @ColorismJournal

Essay Categories

 Topics include but are not limited to the following:

Black Women

  • Negative stereotypes
  • Employment
  • Leadership
  • Hair
  • Body image
  • Standards of beauty
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Respect

Black Men

  • Disparate treatment
  • Incarceration
  • Racial profiling
  • Negative stereotypes
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Police brutality
  • Families
  • Opportunities

Community

  • Gang violence
  • Shootings
  • Gentrification
  • Neighborhoods
  • Segregation
  • Non-profits and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Conflict
  • Drugs (crack vs. opioids)
  • Healthy communities
  • Protests/marches

Education

  • Quality education
  • The Achievement Gap
  • K-12
  • Higher education
  • Faculty
  • Student learning
  • Advising
  • Racism on campus
  • Racist faculty
  • The purpose of education
  • Low income schools
  • College preparation
  • Student success

Employment

  • Equal employment opportunities
  • Hiring/terminations
  • Reporting racism
  • Racism
  • Disparate treatment
  • Promotions
  • Job opportunities
  • Black women in the workplace
  • Inequities in the workplace
  • Careers
  • Exclusion in the workplace
  • Diversity
  • Tolerance as a catalyst
  • Colorism

Environmental

  • Environmental racism
  • Air quality
  • Neighborhood contamination
  • Inner cities
  • Flint and the water crisis

Family

  • Extended families
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Saving the children
  • Children/teens
  • Conversations with Black boys/Black girls
  • Family structure
  • Black girls/boys – unique needs/challenges and traumas

Government

  • Federal
  • State
  • Local
  • Job training programs
  • Opportunities

Healthcare

  • Healthcare disparities
  • Black women and healthcare
  • Pregnancies and death rates
  • Black men and healthcare
  • COVID-19

Historical  (relate to issues in the millennium)

  • Post-slavery
  • Reparations?
  • 400 years
  • Racism in America
  • Reconstruction
  • Civil War
  • Jim Crow
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Black Power Movement
  • The Deacons of Defense
  • The Black Panthers
  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Racism in the millennium
  • Lynching/murders
  • Emmitt Till in the millennium
  • Boycotts

Leadership

  • What would DuBois and Booker T. Washington Do?
  • What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X Do?
  • Community leaders
  • The opportunists
  • Game changers
  • Leading change

Legal/Criminal Justice

  • Criminal justice system
  • Prisons/Incarceration
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Sentencing of Black boys/men/girls/women
  • Jury bias
  • Justice delayed is justice denied

Media

  • Perpetuating racism
  • Unconscious racism
  • Stereotypes
  • Reporting/news

Mentoring

  • The lack of inner-city programs
  • Recreational vs. Intellectual programs for inner city Black children
  • Mentoring Black girls/boys

Personal

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-love
  • Self-respect
  • Self-identity
  • Self-pride
  • Culture
  • Anger
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Acceptance
  • Trauma/challenges
  • Trauma (psychological, physical, emotional and social)
  • Burdens of our children
  • Deferred dreams
  • Hope/diminished hope
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Colorism
  • Healing
  • Rising to the top

Police and the Community

  • Racial profiling
  • Police and racism
  • Policing black bodies
  • Murder of Black men/boys/women/girls
  • Protests
  • Civil rights
  • Incarceration
  • Prosecuting police officers
  • Conflict and differences
  • Police brutality
  • Police calls (false reporting of Black Americans for unsubstantiated reasons)
  • Colorism
  • Detaining Black men
  • “You fit the description”

Political

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Voting
  • Pandering for the Black vote
  • Promises
  • Agendas

Racism/Institutional Racism

  • Speaking truth to power
  • Racial prejudice
  • Racial disparities
  • Negative stereotypes
  • Prejudice
  • Biasnesses
  • Racial perception gap
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Employment
  • Financial industry
  • White privilege
  • Racial divide
  • Conscious and unconscious racism
  • Intentional and unintentional racism
  • Overt racism
  • Covert racism
  • Critical race theories
  • Strategies
  • Voices
  • Why we can’t wait
  • Enough

Social

  • Relationships
  • Interracial platonic and romantic relationships
  • Value of Black lives
  • Jim Crow in the Millennium
  • Organizations (NAACP, Urban League, etc.)
  • Unity
  • Solidarity
  • Psychic prisons
  • Interracial colorism
  • Voices and being heard
  • Taking a stand
  • Strategies

Social Media

  • Online Platforms
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Socioeconomic

  • Income disparities
  • Small businesses
  • Opportunities
  • Financial
  • Credit
  • Home ownership
  • Mortgages
  • Neighborhoods
  • Housing
  • Black Wall Street in the Millennium

The Black Church

Call for Submissions


Journal of Colorism Studies

Special issue: Mastered and Phdished: Reflections on Women of Color and Graduate Education (July 2020)

Deadline: March 30, 2020 at 12 noon EST

The Journal of Colorism Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. The journal is accessible at JOCS Online and via the ProQuest and EBSCO databases.

Colorism and a plethora of issues continue to affect communities of color psychologically, emotionally, physically, and socially. The mission of JOCS is to bridge the gap between academia and communities of color on issues/topics relative to colorism, diversity, girls and women of color, mixed race identity, identity issues, race, and societal ills affecting people of color.

We believe in bridging the gap through collaborating, educating, enlightening, discussing, reporting and sharing information. It is our belief that absent sharing research with the masses as well as failing to include the masses…

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On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper


National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series: Episode 3:  On Being Our Sisters’ Keeper

Join Dr. Culbreth and guests, Ms. Bethany Loper and Dr. Alexanderia Smith, authors and contributors to “Our Voices Our Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color” for a discussion on embracing girls and women of color. This episode will focus on how women of color act, react and interact with other, embrace each other and move within and around each other personally, academically and professionally.  Topics include: jealously, being envious,  race and color, mixed race identity, unity, on loving our sisters, supporting each other through the good, bad and ugly moments, interracial and intraracial unity among women of color, the need to protect, the evil eye, glares, negativity, issues experienced by women of color in the workplace, and the reasons why we embrace girls and women of color, etc.

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Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series


National Girls & Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC)

Our Voices Our Stories

Mini Series

March 6, 2019 – March 27, 2019

Join the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. in celebration of the March 2019 publication of their first anthology titled “Our Voices Our Stories: Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.”

To celebrate the publication of the anthology and in celebration of Women’s History Month, Visibility, a monthly segment ofComplexity Talk Radio, Inc.’s Complexity Live talk radio program will host the “Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series.” Hosted by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, the mini-series will begin on March 6, 2019 and end on March 27, 2019.

“Our Voices Our Stories Mini Series” will consist of topics relative to the theme of the anthology (advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering girls and women of color) and guests will include authors of the poems, essays, short stories and other writings contained in the anthology.

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America’s Visibly Invisible Civil War: Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois and Black America Then and Now


Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Join Dr. Culbreth and guest, Dr. Clifford F. Buttram, Jr., author of “America’s Visibly Invisible Civil War: The Battle Between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois” for a discussion focusing on the intensely ideological and philosophical debate between arguably the two most sociologically and psychologically prolific American Black men: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. Topics include:

Integration versus assimilation, racism, racial tensions then and now, a country divided in the millennium, unity, the similarities and differences between Booker T. Washington and W.E. B. DuBois, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton; the status of Black America in the millennium, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black church, Black men, women and children, the traumas of slavery, injustices and racism and PTSD in the Black community, education, and the future of Black America.

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Call for Submissions


Journal of Colorism Studies

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Due: December 30, 2018 (midnight)

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions focusing on The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism. We are interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the topics noted below.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

Articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, film/movie reviews, and social media posts with purpose.

Submission/Author Guidelines

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Submissions should…

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Call for Submissions


The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Due: December 30, 2018 (midnight)

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions focusing on The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism. We are interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the topics noted below.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

Articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, film/movie reviews, and social media posts with purpose.

Submission/Author Guidelines

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Submissions should be single-spaced, using 1 inch margins for the top, bottom and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages. Lines should be left-justified and words should not be divided at the end of a line. Submissions (including notes, references, and tables) should not exceed 25 pages.

 ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

JOCS only accepts online submissions. Registration and login are required to submit items online. To submit manuscripts for review, please register at Journal of Colorism Studies  (you will be required to create a user id and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

We are looking forward to your submissions.

 

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies
Website: www.jocsonline.org
Twitter:@colorismjournal

Topics

Racial features

Stigma

Skin color complexes

Girls of color

Women of color

Relationships

Family

Education

Housing

Business

Consumer affairs

Men of color

Boys of Color

Interracial colorism

Intraracial colorism

White superiority

White privilege

Racism

Historical perspectives

Skin bleaching

Phenotypes

Below the Mason Dixon Line

The Workforce

Girls of color and disparate treatment

Students of color

Film/movies

Music industry

Media

Literature

Healthcare

Mental heath

Communities of color

Groups/organizations/clubs

Politics

Law

Marketing

Religion

International

Trailblazers and torchbearers

Change agents

Unsung girls and women of color

Self-validation

The marginalization of girls of color

Diversity and inclusion

Specialized glass ceilings

Opportunities

Standards of Beauty