Humanities
White Privilege and Colorism

Question Description

White Privilege and Colorism

Write a 100 - 500 words essay comparing and contrasting White privilege and colorism.

Organize your paper as an essay with introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs.

Include answers to the following questions:

  • What is White privilege?
  • If you are a person of color, what are some examples of being denied privilege due to your color?
  • Can you think of privileges that change, depending on the social context (as one moves from one place or social setting to another)? Provide some examples.
  • What is colorism? How did this idea develop, and what are its roots?
  • What are some examples of colorism within today's overall American society?

Cite and reference in APA style all sources of information used.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines

Final Answer

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WHITE PRIVILEGE AND COLORISM
White Privilege and Colorism
White privilege is defined as the societal treat that benefits individuals or groups of
individuals whom the society classifies, recognizes or categorizes as white in some nations, over
and above what is ordinarily experienced by people who are not white under similar economic,
social or political conditions or circumstances (case, 2012). On the other hand, colorism is
defined as the principle that the lighter people in the society or those that have a fairer skin are
treated with more regard that the individuals who have darker skin (Marira and Mitra, 2013).
Therefore, colorism is essentially discrimination founded on individuals' skin colors. Colorism
does not only happen between racial communities but also within them. Hence, while both
concepts are similar based on their ties to peo...

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