by Sharon Hurley Hall
Shadeism is a direct result of slavery – and the psychological and sociological impacts are still visible in the Caribbean - and elsewhere - today. This book, originally a Masters research project, describes the phenomenon of shadeism, and examines it within the context of the wider Caribbean, focusing particularly on Caribbean history and literature. It also examines two theories that are useful in explaining why shade discrimination has taken root in the Caribbean. The book includes original research conducted in Barbados, and draws conclusions about the impact of this phenomenon in several areas of daily life.From the Barbados book launch:"Exploring Shadeism by Sharon Hurley Hall is a timely contribution to writing and publishing in Barbados...It is timely politically, coming as it does during the debate around race, identity and #blacklivesmatter. It is also timely as a teaching tool, as grown-ups need to find ways to understand shadeism themselves so that they might guide young people struggling with self-esteem relating to their blackness." - Linda M. Deane, writer, publisher, co-founding editor of ArtsEtc“Exploring Shadeism marks a significant contribution not just to the analysis of the Barbadian social landscape, but to the Caribbean and global Diaspora." - Sandra Sealy, founder of Seawoman Creative Media and author of Chronicles of a Seawoman.
Sharon Hurley Hall is a professional writer and blogger, who has written three ebooks on blogging and writing, all available on Amazon. Her career has spanned more than 20 years, including stints as a journalist, academic writer and ghost writer. Sharon is a confirmed polymath, which means she enjoys collecting knowledge and sharing it with others. She specializes in blogging about social media, web tools and related technology for a range of online magazines and blogs. Sharon has been mentoring other writers since 2005 via the Get Paid to Write Online blog. She is active on social media and can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.