Shades of Difference

Why Skin Color Matters
Author: Evelyn Glenn
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804759987
Category: Social Science
Page: 299
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Shades of Difference examines the significance of skin color in different societies around the world and its effects on relations between and within racial groups.

Shades of Difference

Why Skin Color Matters
Author: Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804770999
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Shades of Difference addresses the widespread but little studied phenomenon of colorism—the preference for lighter skin and the ranking of individual worth according to skin tone. Examining the social and cultural significance of skin color in a broad range of societies and historical periods, this insightful collection looks at how skin color affects people's opportunities in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and North America. Is skin color bias distinct from racial bias? How does skin color preference relate to gender, given the association of lightness with desirability and beauty in women? The authors of this volume explore these and other questions as they take a closer look at the role Western-dominated culture and media have played in disseminating the ideal of light skin globally. With its comparative, international focus, this enlightening book will provide innovative insights and expand the dialogue around race and gender in the social sciences, ethnic studies, African American studies, and gender and women's studies.

Shades of Difference

Why Skin Color Matters
Author: Evelyn Glenn
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804759995
Category: Social Science
Page: 299
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Shades of Difference examines the significance of skin color in different societies around the world and its effects on relations between and within racial groups.

Color Matters

Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America
Author: Kimberly Jade Norwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131781956X
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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In the United States, as in many parts of the world, people are discriminated against based on the color of their skin. This type of skin tone bias, or colorism, is both related to and distinct from discrimination on the basis of race, with which it is often conflated. Preferential treatment of lighter skin tones over darker occurs within racial and ethnic groups as well as between them. While America has made progress in issues of race over the past decades, discrimination on the basis of color continues to be a constant and often unremarked part of life. In Color Matters, Kimberly Jade Norwood has collected the most up-to-date research on this insidious form of discrimination, including perspectives from the disciplines of history, law, sociology, and psychology. Anchored with historical chapters that show how the influence and legacy of slavery have shaped the treatment of skin color in American society, the contributors to this volume bring to light the ways in which colorism affects us all--influencing what we wear, who we see on television, and even which child we might pick to adopt. Sure to be an eye-opening collection for anyone curious about how race and color continue to affect society, Color Matters provides students of race in America with wide-ranging overview of a crucial topic.

Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone


Author: Margaret L. Hunter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136074902
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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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.

The Color Complex

The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans
Author: Kathy Russell,Midge Wilson,Ronald E. Hall
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385471610
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Presents a powerful argument backed by historical fact and anecdotal evidence, that color prejudice remains a devastating divide within black America.

Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century

Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century
Author: JeffriAnne Wilder
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831106
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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This book offers an in-depth sociological exploration of present-day colorism in the lives of black women, investigating the lived experiences of a phenomenon that continues to affect women of African descent. • Presents a contemporary sociological analysis of the issue of skin-tone prejudice and discrimination and the unique social and cultural implications for black women in today's society • Provides readers with a vocabulary for understanding and discussing the unique features and characteristics of colorism in the 21st century • Supplies scholarly analysis balanced with thought-provoking testimony from more than 60 black women between the ages of 18 and 25 on how color matters in their daily lives • Offers concrete strategies for change and empowerment in dismantling the paradigm of colorism

State of White Supremacy

Racism, Governance, and the United States
Author: Moon-Kie Jung,João H. Costa Vargas,Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804777446
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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The deeply entrenched patterns of racial inequality in the United States simply do not square with the liberal notion of a nation-state of equal citizens. Uncovering the false promise of liberalism, State of White Supremacy reveals race to be a fundamental, if flexible, ruling logic that perpetually generates and legitimates racial hierarchy and privilege. Racial domination and violence in the United States are indelibly marked by its origin and ongoing development as an empire-state. The widespread misrecognition of the United States as a liberal nation-state hinges on the twin conditions of its approximation for the white majority and its impossibility for their racial others. The essays in this book incisively probe and critique the U.S. racial state through a broad range of topics, including citizenship, education, empire, gender, genocide, geography, incarceration, Islamophobia, migration and border enforcement, violence, and welfare.

The Color of Water

A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author: James McBride
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408832496
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.

Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century


Author: Daniel HoSang,Oneka LaBennett,Laura Pulido
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273435
Category: Social Science
Page: 380
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"This collection of essays marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Michael Omi and Howard Winant’s Racial Formation in the United States demonstrates the importance and influence of the concept of racial formation. The range of disciplines, discourses, ideas, and ideologies makes for fascinating reading, demonstrating the utility and applicability of racial formation theory to diverse contexts, while at the same time presenting persuasively original extensions and elaborations of it. This is an important book, one that sums up, analyzes, and builds on some of the most important work in racial studies during the past three decades."—George Lipsitz, author of How Racism Takes Place “Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century is truly a state-of-the-field anthology, fully worthy of the classic volume it honors—timely, committed, sophisticated, accessible, engaging. The collection will be a boon to anyone wishing to understand the workings of race in the contemporary United States.” —Matthew Frye Jacobson, Professor of American Studies, Yale University “This stimulating and lively collection demonstrates the wide-ranging influence and generative power of Omi and Winant’s racial formation framework. The contributors are leading scholars in fields ranging from the humanities and social sciences to legal and policy studies. They extend the framework into new terrain, including non-U.S. settings, gender and sexual relations, and the contemporary warfare state. While acknowledging the pathbreaking nature of Omi and Winant’s intervention, the contributors do not hesitate to critique what they see as limitations and omissions. This is a must-read for anyone striving to make sense of tensions and contradictions in racial politics in the U.S. and transnationally.”—Evelyn Nakano Glenn, editor of Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters

Forced to Care

Coercion and Caregiving in America
Author: Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674048799
Category: Medical
Page: 262
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This title looks at the caregiving system in the US and compares it with slavery and other forms of forced labour. The book illuminates the source of contradictions between American beliefs about the value and importance of caring in a good society and the exploitation and devalued status of those who do the caring.

The Global Beauty Industry

Colorism, Racism, and the National Body
Author: Meeta Jha
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317557964
Category: Social Science
Page: 134
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The Global Beauty Industry is an interdisciplinary text that uses beauty to explore topics of gender, race, class, colorism, nation, bodies, multiculturalism, transnationalism, and intersectionality. Integrating materials from a wide range of cultural and geo-political contexts, it coalesces with initiatives to produce more internationally relevant curricula in fields such as sociology, as well as cultural, women's/gender, media, and globalization studies.

We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)


Author: Bobbi Kates
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524770574
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Who better than Sesame Street to teach us that we may all look different on the outside—but it's important to remember that deep down, we are all very much alike. We all have the same needs, desires, and feelings. Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it's our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interesting—and special—place. This enduring, colorful, and charmingly illustrated book offers an easy, enjoyable way to learn about differences—and what truly matters. It is an engaging read for toddlers and adults alike.

The Skin I'm in


Author: Sharon Flake
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423132513
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they're not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it's about her dark, black skin. When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher's attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she's in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same?

Issei, Nisei, War Bride

Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service
Author: Evelyn Glenn
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439903506
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service Evelyn Nakano Glenn "A richly detailed and sophisticated examination of...how historical and economic forces restricted women's lives and how women devised strategies for dealing with their plight." --Canadian Woman Studies In this unique study of Japanese American women employed as domestic workers, Evelyn Nakano Glenn reveals through historical research and in-depth interviews how the careers of these strong but oppressed women affected the history of Asian immigration in the San Francisco-Bay Area. Three generations of women speak in their own words about coping with degraded employment and how this work related to family and community life. The disproportionate concentration of Japanese American women in domestic service from the early part of this century to the present resulted from their status as immigrants and women of color in a race and gender stratified local labor market. The three generations covered by this study--pre-1924 immigrants (issei), first American born generation (nisei), and post-World War II immigrants (war brides)--were subjected to multiple forms of oppression but were not appendages of men nor passive victims. Dr. Glenn shows how their struggles to achieve autonomy, dignity, and a suitable livelihood were essential to the survival of the family and the community. Although unique in many ways, the situation of the Japanese American woman has important parallels with that of other women of color in the United States. Ironically her role as a domestic cast her in a menial, degraded job but often elevated her to the position of valued confidant to her employer. Issei, Nisei, War Bride is the first study to offer a sociological/historical perspective on these women. It addresses issues about the nature of labor systems in capitalist economies, the role of immigrant and racial ethnic women in those systems, and the consequences of participation in race and gender stratified systems for minority families and communities. Reviews "A beautifully written, well-organized, and sociologically rich study of three generations of Japanese-American women who worked as domestics. Glenn's study fits well into a women's studies collection, particularly with those materials focusing on immigrants or the working class." --Choice "... A much welcome contribution to the literature on women and work and on Japanese American women, in particular. Glenn has artfully combined a rich case study approach with detailed sociodemographics in an historical framework.... Glenn writes well and skillfully incorporates detailed historical and demographic facts with a descriptive style. The presentation of labor statistics is excellent.... This book is an important contribution, not only to Asian American Studies but to women's studies and the literature on labor and immigrant groups." --Amerasia Journal "A revealing view into the role of Japanese women immigrants in the United States not only as domestic workers but also in their family lives. This study is enlivened by the life stories and quotations from the women themselves..." --Edwin O. Reischauer "This work is a valuable contribution to the literature on immigration and an important addition to the literature on occupations. It contains a fascinating and highly readable account of the array of perspectives on work and family that Glenn was uniquely positioned to collect from Japanese women and provides an extremely useful study for those who teach women and work, gender roles, and sociology of occupations courses." --Arlene Kaplan Daniels About the Author(s) Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Associate Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Binghamton.

New Framings on Anti-Racism and Resistance

Volume 1 – Anti-Racism and Transgressive Pedagogies
Author: Ayan Abdulle,Anne Nelun Obeyesekere
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463009507
Category: Education
Page: 18
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This collection of essays generates important enquiries into the teaching and practice of anti-racism education, by way of working through conversations, contestations, and emotions as presented by a diverse group of strong women committed to social justice work in their own right. Throughout the collection, contemporary educational issues are situated within personal-political, historical and philosophical conversations, which work to broach the challenges and possibilities for students, educators, staff, administrators, policy makers, and community members who engage in critical anti-racism education. This work diverges from the existing scholarship by way of bringing new insights to the theoretical possibilities of resistance and futurity as voiced through pedagogues, practitioners and scholars in anti-racism. In this book the authors speak to the importance of anti-racism discursivity in a time when even those who desire to engage this framework struggle to be heard; in a time when there are anti-racism policies in institutions, yet to speak anti-racism philosophy remains dangerous; and in a time when, to speak race and anti-racism, is considered to be stirring up trouble in the face of post-racial discourses.

Same Family, Different Colors

Confronting Colorism in America's Diverse Families
Author: Lori L. Tharps
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807071080
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 216
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Explores the issue of colorism and color bias in African American, Latino, Asian American, and mixed-race families and communities by weaving together personal stories, history, and analysis. The result is a portrait of the myriad ways skin-color politics affect family dynamics in the United States. --From publisher description.

Black Like Me


Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451234219
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 200
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A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.

Color wonderful

the revolutionary Color 1 Associates wardrobe and makeup program
Author: Joanne Nicholson,Judy Lewis-Crum,Jacqueline Thompson
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
ISBN: 9780553342383
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 211
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A complete guide to color-theory dressing details a system designed to offer women personal palette color choices in fashion

Happy in Our Skin


Author: Fran Manushkin
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763670022
Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION
Page: 32
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Depicts families of different colors and orientations as they play at a park, swim, and celebrate at a block party.