Is Lighter Better?: Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americansby Joanne L. Rondilla, Paul Spickard, Lilynda Agvateesiri
Pub. Date: 02/23/2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." In other words, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the United States. Editors Rondilla and Spickard worked with a team of researchers to collect primary data on this often-overlooked topic. Including numerous stories about and by people who have faced discrimination in their own lives, Is Lighter Better? is an invaluable resource for people interested in colorism among Asian Americans.
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Table of Contents
Colorism in Asian America 1
The Darker and Lighter Sister: Telling Our Stories 23
The Survey 45
Making a Better Me? Pure. White. Flawless 79
The Unkindest Cut: Cosmetic Surgery 105
Colorism Interview Schedule 125
Interview Respondents' Demographic Data 129
Cosmetic Surgery Interview Questions 133
About the Authors 147
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