Race/Racism Archives - New Era Colorado
A Story of Colorism
September 2, 2022
By Meha Khanna I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado with immigrant parents who carried their personal experiences of oppression into my life. India was colonized by British settlers, idealizing Eurocentric beauty standards. The concept that fair equals beauty was not only normalized by my parents, but millions of other Indian people as well. While…
Mom, it’s Always been Like This: the Cost of White Silence.
May 27, 2021
Trigger warning: This blog post talks about racism within the author’s family. All names have been changed to protect privacy. Every 2 weeks, my mom and I have the same conversation. My mom says, “Linda didn’t always used to be like this; it’s scary how much she’s been radicalized.” The names are interchangeable; she could…