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  1. Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone
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  2. Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone

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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.

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Margaret L. Hunter
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This book claims that light skin blacks have advantages because their light skin that's incorrect.I'm black and light(yellow)skin.There's a lot of reverse colorism in Philadelphia(ninth-poorest US city,blacks are the majority).I had lived in Philly for many years.In Philly many brown skin blacks and dark skin black young adults prefer brown skin and dark skin blacks.In Philly sometimes brown skin blacks date light skin blacks,more brown skin blacks than dark skin black young adults date light skin blacks.I lived in cities that weren't like this.My light(yellow)skin and brown skin black young adult cousins lived in some zipcodes in Philly that have many sex offenders (are often lecherous) and many black men wanted to date my brown skin cousin and none would date my light skin cousin.There are few light(yellow)skin and dark skin black young adult couples in Philly.
Hunter is a genius ... I almost feel back in my chair when I discovered very light skinned women made $2600 more per year than their very dark skinned sisters .....
Racism is a controversy which almost everyone would admit is still salient. Here, Dr. Hunter proves the continuing significance of colorism, the discrimination against dark-skinned people by their light-skinned counterparts, especially among women.

Even though the term "people of color" is thrown around often by scholars and talking heads, few book focus on more than one group of color at a time. This book speaks about African Americans and Mexican Americans equally. My guess is that the author identifies as African American, but her knowledge of Mexican American history and culture is just as excellent as her knowledge about her own group. The cover of the book shows two halves of a face in different shades. This could represent a light-skinned woman and a dark-skinned one, but it could also represent a Black woman and a Brown one. This book is intersectional: it discusses race and gender, not just one issue. Women's studies majors need to read this book as much as... Read more
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