Lori Tharps - An Upbeat Voice for Multiracial Equality
With her books, podcast, blog, and articles, Lori leads people to think and act differently around issues of race and color.
Enjoy her stories — growing up in white Milwaukee suburbs supported by a huge extended black family … meeting a vast diversity of black people while writing for Vibe magazine in New York … her first book, celebrating black hair in its natural state and revealing the campaign against it … discovering a home for her multiracial family in Mt Airy, so different from neighborhoods in common stories of segregated America … researching “colorism” and the wide range of family dynamics when people are the same race but different colors … coping with being mistaken for the nanny of her light-skinned daughter … and more.
Celebrating multi-racial experiences that work, calling out injustice, and explaining how historical roots of inequality affect people today, Lori is an antidote to negative narratives of black experience.
More about Lori Tharps:
- My American Meltingpot blog and podcast
- Temple University bio
- The Difference Between Racism and Colorism (Time 2016)
- When Black Hair Is Against the Rules (NY Times op ed, 2014)
- Does your son or daughter need a black pride tune-up? (WHYY, 2015)
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