Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone
In Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone, Margaret L. Hunter describes how colorism leads to discrimination against dark-skinned African American and Mexican American women, resulting in their lower levels of education, lower incomes, and lower status husbands. Analyzing survey data and drawing on extensive quotes from women of color, Hunter describes the personal, and often private, pain of colorism in women's lives. This book demonstrates how light-skinned women gain advantages in terms of beauty status and romantic relationships while dark-skinned women are typically viewed as more authentic members of their own racial/ethnic groups. Book jacket.
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Chapter 1 Colorstruck
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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