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Black Greek Life: Colorism (2022)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-10-14

Duration: 00:06:22

Subjects: HIGHER EDUCATION | Historically black colleges and universities | African American Greek letter societies | Discrimination


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Martin, Lori Interviewee
  • Kimbrough, Walter Interviewee


This segment from the October 14, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the prevalence of colorism, a form of discrimination against darker skin tones, in African American fraternities and sororities. She interviews Dr. Lori Martin, a professor of African and African American Studies at LSU, and Dr. Walter Kimbrough, the president of Dillard University. This report is a part of the “Crossing Over: Black Greek Life” series.