The Color Complex is a provocative exploration of how Western standards of beauty are influencing cultures across the globe and affecting personal, professional, romantic, and familial relationships. Processes like skin lightening in India, hair straightening among African Americans in America, eyelid reconstruction in China, and plastic surgery worldwide continue to rise in popularity for men and women facing discrimination from both within and outside of their own increasingly fluid ethnic groups. The authors, through a historical and sociological lens, have measured the impact of recent pop culture events affecting race relations to determine whether colorism has gotten better or worse over time. Midge Wilson is associate dean of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University. Kathy Russell is a vice president at Omar Supplies, Inc.
Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
5233 N. Clark St.