New PDF release: Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial

By Kimberly Jade Norwood

ISBN-10: 0415517745

ISBN-13: 9780415517744

ISBN-10: 0415517753

ISBN-13: 9780415517751

In the USA, as in lots of components of the area, everyone is discriminated opposed to according to the colour in their pores and skin. this sort of epidermis tone bias, or colorism, is either regarding and exact from discrimination at the foundation of race, with which it's always conflated. Preferential remedy of lighter epidermis tones over darker happens inside racial and ethnic teams in addition to among them. whereas the USA has made growth in problems with race during the last many years, discrimination at the foundation of colour remains to be a relentless and infrequently unremarked a part of life.


In Color Matters, Kimberly Jade Norwood has accrued the main up to date learn in this insidious type of discrimination, together with views from the disciplines of background, legislations, sociology, and psychology. Anchored with ancient chapters that convey how the impact and legacy of slavery have formed the remedy of dermis colour in American society, the participants to this quantity carry to gentle the ways that colorism impacts us all--influencing what we put on, who we see on tv, or even which baby we'd choose to undertake. certain to be an eye-opening assortment for a person interested in how race and colour proceed to impact society, Color Matters presents scholars of race in the US with wide-ranging evaluate of a vital topic.

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