The Color Complex In The Black Community

The Color Complex In The Black Community

Kojo talks with author and activist Marita Golden about the dividing line of skin color within the African-American community.

Most conversations about race in the United States focus on tensions between blacks and whites or between people of different racial groups. But skin color and complexion can divide members of a single race, too. Kojo talks with author and activist Marita Golden about enduring forms of prejudice and colorism within the African-American community.

Guests

Marita Golden

President and Founder of the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Foundation; also author of "Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey Through the Color Complex" (Doubleday)

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