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Colorism: The Media’s Impact on People of Color with Alisha Joseph

Colorism: The Media’s Impact on People of Color with Alisha Joseph

By: Alisha Joseph

Hey everybody! For KTM’s first podcast, we will be talking about colorism and the media’s contribution to colorism. Feel free to leave comments down below and thank you for listening in advance. Follow us on IG @KaleidoscopeTeen and stay tuned for more podcasts.

As you’re listening, you will hear that I make generalizations about certain groups of people. Understand that I am not speaking for everyone in that group and that everyone does not do the specific thing that I am speaking about. I tend to generalize when I speak and I apologize if I offend anyone. Please leave feedback in the comments so I can make my content better for you all. With love, Alisha Joseph.

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Alisha Joseph
Alisha Joseph

Hi! I’m Alisha and I’m a senior at the Chapin school. I love to dance, write, cook, and hang out with friends. I enjoy working with children and plan on doing that in the future. I’m so excited to be a part of this team and I hope you enjoy what we produce.


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  1. Kim

    May 28, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    I loved how you connected this to your own experiences when you were younger. I can definitely agree with the presence of the concept “lightskin features.” When you were talking about this, I began to think of how colorism can be so deeply ingrained in someone that they don’t even realize. For example, “mixed” or lightskin babies were seen as gorgeous, while darker toned babies were not as present in the media and always the last option. It took years before Gerber could use a black baby as a model for their logo.

    I feel like I’m rambling, but I loved this podcast and will definitely subscribe for more content. Keep going girl!!

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