Global Engagement at Moody College
Created in 2018 by four female students from the University of Texas at Austin, The Color Complex is an organization that aims to spread awareness about colorism using art and research. Colorism says you have more value is you are in closer proximity to whiteness and creates a social hierarchy even within homogenous communities of color: the more European you look, the more you are accepted by your community. This issue is seen in communities of color around the world, leaving its mark on health, self-worth, and social mobility.
Now more than ever, The Color Complex team feels they must utilize their platform and voice to speak to the injustices of this world that are connected to blatant prejudices, that is rooted in racism, classism, and white supremacy, specifically, colorism. So they will officially be launching their new website for The Color Complex, on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19th to commemorate the freedom of the last remaining enslaved Africans in Texas by providing an educational and communal resource.Visit The Color Complex