Colorism and African American Women in Literature: An Examination of Colorism and its Impact on Self-Image

Davis, Jakira (2015) Colorism and African American Women in Literature: An Examination of Colorism and its Impact on Self-Image. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Ethel Young-Scurlock from English , The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore how African American women in literature have been impacted by colorism. Through this study which included a fictional novel from the twentieth century and a non-fictional novel from the twenty-first century we are able to see how women of color have been impacted by colorism. This thesis explores evidence of the impact of colorism and its impact on the image of African American women and young girls. This thesis suggests that there is evidence of colorism found in literature and thus colorism is a real issue in the African American community that has an impact on the self-image of young girls and women.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Davis, Jakira
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in English
Thesis Advisor: Ethel Young-Scurlock
Thesis Advisor's Department: English
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: >
Depositing User: Jakira Davis
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 14:58
Last Modified: 14 May 2015 14:58
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/468

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