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Survey Highlights Colorism In The Bahamas

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS – The Color, Class & Colonialism: 50 Years & Counting Conference in Grand Bahama may have wrapped up on Friday but the conversations started there continue.

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GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS – The Color, Class & Colonialism: 50 Years & Counting Conference in Grand Bahama may have wrapped up on Friday but the conversations started there continue.

One University of The Bahamas student did a study exploring colorism in The Bahamas.

University of The Bahamas senior, Makeda Serju presented her survey findings exploring the concept of colorism in The Bahamas at the at the the color, class & colonialism: 50 years & counting conference in Grand Bahama.

The study explored colorism from both ends of the spectrum, both how it impacts darker skinned and lighter skinned people in The Bahamas.

Serju also asked the question, what makes a person black in The Bahamas?

When asked if they thought light skinned people were a minority and excluded from being black the respondents said.

Serju concluded that colorism is present in The b]Bahamas, and says it doesn’t come without a price.

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