Living Color: Impact of Skin Color on Social Interactions


Outside of our gender, the color of our skin helps define us and helps us define others. But the shade of our skin is far from simply black and white. It’s a labyrinth of genetics and evolution, culture, society and survival. On this hour, we’ll talk about the impact of skin color on social interactions throughout history.


  • Nina G. Jablonski (author and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University)

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Click here for more information on Nina Jablonski’s new book, Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color.

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  • Pamela Makowski

    My great great great great grandfather was an abolitionist preacher thst Lincoln had a clise relationship with. His name is Adam Shoemaker and Lincoln would refer to him orequently. He preached that slaves should be freed and given citizenship.This was on southern Indiana where Linciln lived from afe 7 to about 21. Could not get through on phone.