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Color matters : skin tone bias and the myth of a post-racial America

Author: Kimberly Jade Norwood
Publisher: New York (N.Y.) : Routledge, 2014.
Series: New directions in American history; New directions in American history.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Jade Norwood
ISBN: 9780415517744 0415517745 9780415517751 0415517753
OCLC Number: 953985150
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 218-237. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (VI-248 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction Kimberly Norwood 1. The Ubiquitousness of Colorism: Then and Now, Kimberly Norwood and Violeta Foreman 2. The Origins of Colorism in Early American Law, Paul Finkelman 3. The Rise and Fall of the One-Drop Rule: How the Importance of Color Came to Eclipse Race, Kevin D. Brown 4. A Darker Shade of Pale Revisited: Disaggregated Blackness and Colorism in the "Postracial" Obama Era, Taunya Banks 5. Interracial Intimacy in the Context of Colorism: How Skin Color Matters, Kellina Craig-Henderson 6. Fragmented Identity: Psychological Insecurity and Colorism among African Americans, Vetta Sanders Thompson 7. Colorism and Blackthink: A Modern Augmentation of Double Consciousness, Kimberly Jade Norwood 8. The Implications of Skin Color vis-a-vis Discrimination: Revisiting Affirmative Action, Ronald Hall and Adrienne Johnson 9. A New Way Forward: The Development and Preliminary Validation of Two Colorism Scales, Richard D. Harvey, Kira Hudson Banks, and Rachel E. Tennial
Series Title: New directions in American history; New directions in American history.
Responsibility: edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood.

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