Academic journal article Journal of Colorism Studies

A Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Academic journal article Journal of Colorism Studies

A Message from the Editor-in-Chief

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Greetings,

On behalf of the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS), I am delighted to publish our first issue. With the addition of Dr. Julie Jung-Kim as Editor, we decided to revive JOCS, and have committed to publishing semi-annually.

Colorism and a plethora of issues continue to affect communities of color psychologically, emotionally, physically, and socially. The mission of JOCS is to bridge the gap between academia and communities of color on issues/topics relative to colorism, diversity, girls and women of color, mixed race identity, identity issues, race, multiculturalism, multiracialism, and societal ills affecting people of color. JOCS is committed to bridging the gap through communicating, collaborating, educating, enlightening, reporting and sharing information. It is our belief, that absent the inclusion of the masses in discussions, fomms, conferences, sharing research findings, and articles, etc., on issues affecting people of color, we cannot help to bring about the change that is needed. We further believe that it is imperative to include the masses. By encouraging academia to engage and collaborate with communities of color, we will be able to collectively find solutions to help resolve many societal ills, and open the door to open and honest dialogue. By bridging this gap, we will be able to diminish the far-reaching divide that continues to separate the academic community and communities of color. …

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