The Hypothetical Experiment on Beauty

Think about a room full of different people, each one told to choose a favourite colour (they’re not allowed to interact, just choose). There’ll be several choices wouldn’t there? Blue, Lemon Green, Peach, Red, Yellow, Black… Up a Notch What happens when we release a pseudo result and claim that 99% of the people presentContinue reading “The Hypothetical Experiment on Beauty”

Dealing with Colour at the workplace

Admittedly, the workplace can be a really tricky environment. With people from all works of life, there is every tendency to play the cards wrong and intentionally or unintentionally foster colourism. But just how do you deal with colourism your institution? Let’s find out! The Colour Difference Colour exists for identification. It is a pointerContinue reading “Dealing with Colour at the workplace”

A Glance at History: The Brown Paper Bag Test

Though coined only recently, colourism has extended its ugly tentacles across several decades. It dates as far back as the 17th Century, to the times when black slaves were still held by white masters. In those times, the masters took some of the slaves into their chambers and bore into them. And so the childrenContinue reading “A Glance at History: The Brown Paper Bag Test”

A Short Story: The Black Disadvantage

Let me share this short true-life story that happened about two years ago. The story begins with a white lady making threats. She was standing in a stairwell. Opposite her was the lady whom she was threatening. A black woman. The black lady had her phone out too. She was live on Facebook with thisContinue reading “A Short Story: The Black Disadvantage”

Rethinking the “Whiteness” of Your Skin Tone!

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings It’s just the amount of ‘melanin’ (skin pigmentation) in your skin…Yet, it has come to denote an entire culture, mindset and way of life….Does it matter how black or brown you are? And ifContinue reading “Rethinking the “Whiteness” of Your Skin Tone!”