Episode 10 | Colorism in the Latina/o/e Community

A couple months ago, Roberto was asked participate on a virtual panel regarding colorism in the Latina/o/e Community. The event was organized by AP for All NYC and hosted by Marisol Manríquez and Dr. Akua Kisiwaa-Adefope. In addition to Roberto, it featured Dr. Gloria Rosario-Wallacef, Rosa Bell and Dr. Soribel Genao.

The panelists were asked to consider the following questions:

1. What does colorism mean to you? What does anti-blackness mean to you? How are they the same/or different? How does it show up in your life?  

2. How does racism and discrimination toward Afro & Indigenous-Latin/o/a/e/s differ in Latin America and the United States? What have been your experiences? 

3. How do you see your role in working towards social and racial justice within the Latin/o/a/e community? What is your ask from White Latin/o/a/e co-conspirators? 

4. Explain the origin and contexts of colorism in the Latin/o/a/e community. How would you describe the level of awareness of colorism within the Latin/o/a/e community? 

5. What resources can educators use to educate themselves and guide them in supporting student experiences in the classroom? In what initiatives are you currently involved regarding this topic? 

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