Definition of Colorism

1. Noun. Prejudice or bias against persons on the basis of their skin color or complexion, often among persons of the same racial identification. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colorism

1. coloring [n -S] - See also: coloring

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colorism

colorimetric
colorimetric analysis
colorimetrical
colorimetrically
colorimetries
colorimetrist
colorimetrists
colorimetry
coloring
coloring book
coloring books
coloring material
colorings
colorisation
colorise
colorism (current term)
colorisms
colorist
coloristic
coloristical
coloristically
colorists
colorization
colorizations
colorize
colorized
colorizer
colorizers
colorizes
colorizing

Literary usage of Colorism

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1. Pots and Pans: Or, Studies in Still-life Painting by Arthur Edwin Bye (1921)
"... new colorism—not that of the old masters —but of Manet, cool, bright, pure and lustrous, enveloped not in shadow, but in a clear atmosphere and light. ..."

2. Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life by Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, Barney Cohen (2004)
"... also referred to as "colorism" by Hall [1992]). Because perceived racism is conceptualized herein as an umbrella term that includes prejudice and ..."

3. Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk by Larry Chang (2007)
"1941 ~ Warriors Don't Cry, 1994 colorism, like colonialism, sexism, and racism, impedes us. ~ Alice Walker, b. 1944 ~ The "differences" between "I" and ..."

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