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Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone tackles the hidden yet painful issue of colorism in the African American and Mexican American communities. Beginning with a historical discussion of slavery and colonization in the Americas, the book quickly moves forward to a contemporary analysis of how skin tone continues to plague people of color today. This is the first book to explore this well-known, yet rarely discussed phenomenon.
|Ch. 2||The color of slavery and conquest||17|
|Ch. 3||Learning, earning, and marrying more||37|
|Ch. 4||Black and brown bodies under the knife||53|
|Ch. 5||The beauty queue : advantages of light skin||69|
|Ch. 6||The blacker the berry : ethnic legitimacy and skin tone||93|
|Ch. 7||Color and the changing racial landscape||111|
Posted August 8, 2008
This book is mostly about colorism.There's also a chapter about interracial dating.I'm black and light(yellow)skin.I had lived in Philadelphia(ninth-poorest US city,blacks are the majority)for many years.Many brown skin and dark skin black young adult Philadelphians date only dark skin and brown skin blacks.I lived in cities that weren't like this.My light(yellow)skin and my brown skin black cousins lived in some zipcodes in Philly that have many sex offenders and none of the black men would date my light skin cousin and many black men wanted to date my brown skin cousin.There are few light(yellow)skin black and brown skin or darker skin black young adult couples in Philly.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.