1st Edition

Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone

ISBN 9780415946087
Published June 23, 2005 by Routledge
160 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

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.



Margaret Hunter is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.