The Impact of Colorism on the Career Aspirations and Career Opportunities of Women in India

  title={The Impact of Colorism on the Career Aspirations and Career Opportunities of Women in India},
  author={Cynthia M. Sims and Malar Hirudayaraj},
  journal={Advances in Developing Human Resources},
  pages={38 - 53}
The Problem Colorism is a preference for light skin tones and devaluing of dark skin. It is a genderized phenomenon, mostly affecting women, that creates social and workplace inequities and negatively affects women of color. In India, colorism is a customary practice perpetuated by cultural beliefs and values, social institutions, and the media. Although studies explore colorism among women of color within workplaces in the United States, qualitative research on the impact of colorism on career… 

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