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11 July Colorism: Color prejudice within | Week Four Topic

Color prejudice is, and has been, one of the most divisive elements among people of Afrikan descent for decades. Its beginnings start during the period of slavery and were used to separate and control Black people. Its history and present negative effects will be discussed and analyzed.
We will also look at Michael Jackson’s statement, “The history books are lying to us,” and what it means today.
Finally, Dr. Kwaku will demonstrate a technique used for decades on how to get A’s on exams. He states, “There is no excuse for any student not getting A’s.”
Week Three Recap: 
Our special guest was Oluwatosin Williams (pictured above), a 21 year old college student with two bachelor's degrees. She is of Nigerian heritage. She helped Isidra Person-Lynn illustrate Africa Today in hopes of dispelling myths about Africa.
She demonstrated  the customs and respect expected of Nigerian Youth.
Ms. Person-Lynn demonstrated back-wrapping babies (with stuffed dolls, not real ones!!) We practiced carrying large items in baskets on our heads.  We wanted to show students how to design African textiles, but ran out of time to demonstrate how mudcloth is made.Students can try it virtually here!
More links will be posted at our BH4YP Ning Group.
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