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‘It’s all a stepping stone:’ students seek to understand colorism in Ghana through summer research (The Daily Texan)

May 15, 2019

In Ghana, women of color are bleaching their skin despite the country’s ban on the products. This practice is one manifestation of how colorism is impacting the world.

A team of students — Timia Bethea, Christina Cho, Vida Nwadiei and Rebecca Chen — will explore colorism, a form of racial discrimination based on skin tone favoring lighter-skinned features, in Ghana this summer through a research project called The Color Complex. Funded by the President’s Award for Global Learning, the team will conduct research in Ghana from May 27 to August 5, interviewing with students at the University of Ghana about their experiences with colorism, particularly pertaining to hair and skin.

Read the full article at The Daily Texan.

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