Colorism’s Presence Within a Public School: A Professional Development Aimed at Creating a Curriculum Focused on Working Against Colorism in Schools

The purpose of this project is to provide educators a resource for creating social justice curriculum via professional development on Colorism. The research offers an explanation of colorism as it is currently understood, the historical significance of colorism, as well as examples of how it is perpetuated in society and school systems. Teachers will be given examples and resources of how to construct lessons around colorism with a focus around student voice as well as structured time to manipulate pre-generated lessons to fit the needs of their individual schools sites.