Published in


Light Is Light, But It Ain’t White: Colorism Lessons From the Meghan Markle Interview

British treatment of Markle points to colorism’s pervasiveness and the unfamiliarity some lighter-skinned Black women have with its sting

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at a public event wearing a green outfit with matching hat.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

After Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, handfuls of Black women immediately…




A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

Recommended from Medium

A Girl Knows How to Hustle.

Why We Love True Crime

A woman investigates a house with a flashlight.

Couch Coaching: Some Self Care ESCAPISM for International Women’s Day 2022

The Story of the First Barbie Doll | Gemr

Did the Writers Guild Sandbag the Studios With Short Talks?

Taylor Swift Gave Us A Peek At Her Re-Recordings in the Most 2020 Way

Psalm # 12: Nearer my Goldie to thee.

New York City is filled with aspiring performers that are constantly studying, networking, and…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Maia Niguel Hoskin, Ph.D.

Maia Niguel Hoskin, Ph.D.

Professor, Forbes Contributor, Race Scholar, Activist, Therapist, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Wife, Mother, & Addict of Ice Cream &Cheese. www.drmaiahoskin.com

More from Medium

The Bridgerton Ball: I Met Duke Hastings and Danced The Night Away

Queenie Lasoul Is Showing Us The Way to Be Free.

Mrs. Debbie Allen Said It Best Creatives, “Turn That Clock Off…It’s Your Turn”

Therapy apps get boost in popularity as social isolation continues