The Complexity of Complexion: Colorism in Pop Culture Quiz

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  1. What is the author’s main purpose for this article? [5]
  2. What is the definition of colorism? [5]
  3. In what ways does the practice of colorism affect perceptions of beauty, especially in pop culture? [5]
  4. How does the song "Complexion (A Zulu Love)" by Kendrick Lamar, featuring Rapsody, provide insight on the concept of colorism? [5]
  5. Which poetic devices did each artist use to express their points of view on colorism? [5]
  6. Based on Kendrick Lamar's description, "Brown skinned but your blue eyes tell me your mama can't run", what can you infer about his partner's parents? [5]
  7. In your opinion, what does Rapsody mean by " Black as brown, hazelnut cinnamon tea/And it’s all beautiful to me/Call your brothers magnificent, call all the sisters queens/We all on the same team, blues and pirus, no colors ain’t a thing"? [5]
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