Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone
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.
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Chapter 2 The Color of Slavery and Conquest
Chapter 3 Learning Earning and Marrying More
Chapter 4 Black and Brown Bodies Under the Knife
Chapter 5 The Beauty Queue Advantages of Light Skin
Chapter 6 The Blacker the Berry Ethnic Legitimacy and Skin Tone
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