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COLORISM - Release Your Fear Of Confronting This Sickness! My Guests Today: Deborah Cooper - Ms. Heartbeat ******** www.askheartbeat.com www.blogtalkradio.com/askheartbeat ******** Blogger & Upcoming Author Christelyn K. http://www.beyondblackwhite.com/ "The Black Woman's Guide to Interracial & Intercultural Relationships" Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig749ngMqls&feature=player_embedded Check For Them On Facebook & Twitter! Colorism withing the "Black Community Machine" is a subject which if often topically discussed. Many tend to go with euphemisms and other roundabout methods when the matter comes up-AKA Rearing it's ugly head! Oftentimes, Black women who attempt to shed light on this matter are met with the all too familiar accusations, being shut down by the "Loud Crowd". This program will reveal these tactics exactly for what they are. Being solution oriented, My desire is to release the Black woman from the not-so-invisible fence of silence. When there is UNDERSTANDING, we will no longer be afraid to call many things out for what they are. If it walks like a duck & quacks like a duck.................... Another goal is when "COLORISM" is identified, to no longer internalize it. Make no mistake: Black women have EVERY RIGHT to be offended...However, there needs to be a realization that this sickness is no personal reflection on us. The two aforementioned steps are a wonderful start, but we must take it a little bit further: 1- Cease support for people (Can we think of any?) and other entities which co-sign on this behavior...2- Make a real effort to support Black women CONSISTENTLY in our daily lives. Provided below are a few links for the listener to consider before and after the show. The information has been gathered from various sources in the blogosphere. I encourage Black women to bookmark these resources and refer to them whenever "COLORISM" is observed.