COLOURISM: Prejudice, discrimination, or “preferential treatment” based on skin colour within a racial or ethnic group, often using skin tone as a scale to determine an individual’s proximity to whiteness and assign privilege and power accordingly. For more, see Emeka, Greenidge, Krasner, and “Shadeism.” Sources and Further Reading: Emeka, Justin. Continue Reading


SHADEISM: While most scholarship suggests that the terms “shadeism” and “colourism” can be used interchangeably and “colourism” may arguably be more prevalent, it is worth listing both terms as each have slightly different implications. “Shadeism” has been described as a type of intraracial discrimination where the darkness of one’s skin, Continue Reading