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.
Podcast website: https://nwphillypodcast.net
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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