Mimesis, Performance and Colorism

Mimesis, Performance and Colorism Further deepening tensions that already existed between people who had often been enemies and who were now forced to live as compatriots in territories forced upon them by external forces. The colonizers began to give better treatment to those who were “assimilated” and, even better, those who were lighter and had “fine” features. And so, in a process of mimesis in relation to the concepts that reward the ideology of racism, the ideology of colorism emerges in which, the lighter and with finer features the Black person is the more easily they ascend socially.

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10.05.2024 | by Aoaní d'Alva