Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Prejudice or bias against persons on the basis of their skin color or complexion, often among persons of the same racial identification.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

color +‎ -ism

Examples

  • I'm really loving this post about white investment in colorism.

    ibarw

  • It is true that there is such a thing called colorism in our society in which lighter - skinned people are viewed more positively than darker-skinned ones.

    CNN Transcript Jan 11, 2010

  • And you didn't mention the 'colorism' which had a lot of people up in arms and please DO NOT go there on '7 Pounds'!

    Congrats "Hurt Locker"--and a question

  • And you didn't mention the 'colorism' which had a lot of people up in arms and please DO NOT go there on '7 Pounds'!

    Congrats "Hurt Locker"--and a question

  • This research is believed to be the first significant study of "colorism" in the American workplace.

    Misdirections and Misconceptions: Welfare & Affirmative Action Part 2

  • A caste system that novelist Alice Walker termed "colorism" has existed within the black community since slavery, stemming from the hierarchy established by slave masters for the light-skinned blacks who worked in the house and dark-skinned slaves who tended the fields.

    MultiCultClassics

  • Journal-isms, Richard Prince writes that panelists on the Sunday talk shows "were shocked, shocked that there is 'colorism' in America and a perceived 'Negro dialect.' ...

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • Journal-isms, Richard Prince writes that panelists on the Sunday talk shows "were shocked, shocked that there is 'colorism' in America and a perceived 'Negro dialect.' ...

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • In his online column, Journal-isms, Richard Prince writes that panelists on the Sunday talk shows "were shocked, shocked that there is 'colorism' in America and a perceived 'Negro dialect.' ...

    MercedSun-Star.com: front

  • But if bad publicity for Yatoyo vehicles caused a drop in sales, and more blue cars to sit unsold on dealer’s lots, it would be ridiculous to assume that this disparate impact were due to some de facto colorism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 1. Science, Faith, and Not Ruling Out Possibilities

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.