Lori L. Tharps is a content creator who thrives at the intersection of race and pop culture. Journalist, author, professor, speaker, Lori uses her words to broaden the conversation about race in America. She celebrates diversity whenever possible. Black hair scholarship is her superpower. And curling up with a good book is her idea of heaven.


“With great sensitivity and unapologetic boldness, Tharps skillfully weaves the rich historical context of the United States, the Americas and Asia with wrenching contemporary first-person accounts to investigate how color operates in the most intimate spaces of American families.”

— Allyson Hobbs in the New York Times reviewing Same Family, Different Colors