Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

* Same Family, Different Colors by Lori Tharps

Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families┬áis a brave book for daring to tackle the topic of color bias within families. Sadly, the book does not rise above a series of anecdotes and casual chats, which certainly give interesting insights on how family members treat those with different skin tones in a society that is hyper-conscious of color — but it’s very difficult to see any kind of strong pattern without a more detailed analysis.

The author quotes Far From The Tree multiple times, a book that focused on raising children very different from oneself. I would suggest reading Far From The Tree instead of this one.

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