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SOMA Adult School Presents ‘Same Family, Different Colors’ April 25

From the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School:

Lori L. Tharps

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 7:30-9pm, CHS, Black Box Theatre

Colorism or color bias—the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the color of their skin—is a pervasive and damaging but rarely openly discussed phenomenon. In this talk, LORI L. THARPS explores skin color politics in the realm of the nuclear family in the United States. Based on research conducted for her latest book, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families (Beacon), Tharps aims to answer the simple question: What happens when people in a family are the same race but different colors

This evening is dedicated to the memory of Joan Lee.

Course: 001. Fee: $15. Free for students with valid id.

Register at   or call 973.378.7620.

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