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Leading Equity

Oct 7, 2019

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About Stephanie Gates

Stephanie Gates is an educator, writer, and advocate for social justice and equity. She is especially compassionate about eradicating colorism. A native Chicagoan, she is the youngest of seven siblings. Stephanie loves get-togethers with family and friends. Though she has no children of her own, Stephanie has been a surrogate mother to many. She enjoys dance, theater, concerts, movies, cultural outings, and trotting around the globe. She also likes to try new things. Stephanie is determined not to let any grass grow under her feet.

Show Highlights

  • Who is Stephanie Gates
  • Stephanie’s passion for learning more about how to connect with her students
  • Personalized Learning
  • Colorism
  • Colorism is more than just skin tone
  • “Pretty is me, handsome I am”

Connect with Stephanie


Additional Resources

This site has a ton of resources for colorism

A story of a woman who comes face-to-face with colorism in her family.

Hair discrimination law in California

Controversial swim meet ruling based on a girl’s body type

Decoded Episodes that deal with colorism:

Light-skinned privilege

Colorism in the Latino community

Myths about Black hair

What Dark-Skinned People Will Never Tell You

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

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