The Color of Love: Author Talk

Virtual Event
The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman will present her book, The Color Of Love, which reveals the power of racial hierarchies to infiltrate our most intimate relationships. Delving far deeper than previous sociologists have into the Black Brazilian experience, Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman examines the relationship between racialization and the emotional life of a family. Based on interviews and a sixteen-month ethnography of ten working-class Brazilian families in Bahia, her presentation reveals the connection between proximity to whiteness (skin color, hair texture, and facial features) and the distribution of affection within families. She will end her talk by discussing the synergy between the #VidasNegrasImportam movement in Brazil and the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States.

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This event is sponsored by the Afro-Romance Institute and the Black History Month Planning Committee.

Event Organizers: Jack Draper and Adriana Mendez, Afro-Romance Institute