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Colorism-prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group.

Chika Okoro is one educated professional. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Havard University then pursued her MBA at Standford. The Standford Graduate of Business breaks down the definition of colorism and how it affects us today. There is not too much one can write after her powerful Ted Talk. Watch as the beautiful black woman educates you so that we can all be fully of aware of Global Beauty Standards.

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I’m here for this education!!! Break it down! Educate and entertain us!!

 

 

What do you think of Chika Okoro’s Ted Talk? Have you experienced any of these situations?

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  1. Erica Youngblood

    June 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Amazing. Justinj thanks for always providing thought provoking content. Amazing!

  2. Tanisha H

    June 3, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Don’t know this sistah personally but, I’m SO proud of her and what she stands for!! Amazing message that needed to be heard by many ppl within and outside of the Black community. My great-grandmother was all about that brown paper bag test back in the day hunny smh… So glad you shared this Justin!!! She preached a damn good Word

  3. Carly Lewis

    November 22, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this piece. I enjoyed her presentation!

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