Ashley discussed her research on colorism, specifically on how Black women in South Florida communicate about, receive and understand health information related to skin whitening. It’s a practice many women in South Florida have brought from Caribbean countries, where it is more commonplace due to the history of colonialism.
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Rokeshia Ashley, assistant professor of communication at FIU's College of Architecture, Communications & the Arts.