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Color Prejudice in the Black Community (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-10-25

Duration: 00:28:06

Subjects: African Americans | Discrimination | Psychology


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • St. Julien, Aline Interviewee
  • Brown, Willie Interviewee
  • Northern, Oreila Interviewee
  • Ward, Joycelyn Interviewee
  • Lawson, Donielle Interviewee
  • Faggett, Martin Interviewee
  • Larche, Stephanie Interviewee
  • Hardy, Raymond Interviewee
  • Miller, Doreen Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from October 25, 1987, features Sonya Masingale’s report on color prejudice in the black community. She interviews Aline St. Julien, the author of “Colored Creole: Color Conflict and Confusion in New Orleans,” and several students from a psychology class at Southern University in Baton Rouge, including Willie Brown, Oreila Northern, Joycelyn Ward, Donielle Lawson, Martin Faggett, Stephanie Larche, and Raymond Hardy. They discuss their personal experiences with color bias. Masingale also conducts an in-studio interview with Dr. Doreen Miller, a psychologist and faculty member at Southern University. She discusses: the psychology behind color bias; her personal experience with color prejudice; the connection between color prejudice and self-esteem; teaching children to accept the differences in other people; and how to build your personal self-esteem.