Same Family, Different Colors


I still have to pick up my copy of Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families by Lori L. Tharps. Years ago, she interviewed me for this project and I was so ecstatic when it came out late last year. Confession: That interview is what inspired me to start this blog. So thank you, Lori!

Yes, I’m slow to get my copy. But I did want you all to know about this fabulous and important book. For those of you who have read it, I’d love to know what you think!

Maraming Salamat,
Joanne L. Rondilla, Ph.D.
Tempe, AZ

Who We Be

I’m just going to come out and say it: I have a new academic/scholar idol. His name is Jeff Chang. Should the day come that I finally grow up, I really wanna be this guy. Check out his work and you’ll see why.

Recently, I had the honor of meeting Jeff when he did a few events at ASU. For the record, he’s the nicest person you’ll ever meet. That, plus he’s a writing genius makes him my new idol. Sorry Jeff, it’s all your fault!

You need to read this:


and this:


Just so you know I’m not lying about meeting him, here you go:)


My dear friend Dr. Rudy Guevarra (far right) and I had the honor of facilitating a Q&A session with Jeff Chang (center).

For more on Jeff Chang, check out these articles:

Jeff Chang: The ‘Who We Be’ Interview with Kam Williams

Q&A: Jeff Chang, Author of ‘Who We Be’

Maraming Salamat (Many Thanks),

Joanne L. Rondilla, Ph.D.

Mesa, AZ