“Prejudice towards skin color starts with colonial encounters,” says Tulia Falleti, Director of the Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies. Tulia discussed the impact of colorism throughout the Americas on Town Hall with Ernie Manouse of Houston Public Radio.
If you missed it, please listen to it here!
In this wonderful and important discussion, Tulia discusses the historical legacy of racism and colorism in the Americas, the “moving [and] historical” dimension of racial and ethnic self-identification, the power of ascriptive or sociological representation in government, the resurgence and recuperation of indigenous identities, and many other critical issues with poet and playwright Jasminne Mendez, Ernie Manouse, and local listeners.
“Beauty is not just defined by Hollywood and Telenovelas, but also by who is in power in society,” says Tulia.