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Color Matters

Author : Kimberly Jade Norwood
ISBN : 9781317819561
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Shades Of Difference

Author : Evelyn Glenn
ISBN : 9780804759984
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Color Matters

Author : Sendpoints
ISBN : 9881294398
Genre : Design
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Features a collection of resources on color, presented by J.L. Morton. Offers access to a bulletin board and discusses different aspects of color in regards to culture, physiology, technology, optics, design, history, architecture, and education.
Category: Design

Color That Matters

Author : Tony Sandset
ISBN : 1138050148
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This book examines the ways in which mixed ethnic identities in Scandinavia are formed along both cultural and embodied lines, arguing that while the official discourses in the region refer to a 'post-racial' or 'color blind' era, color still matters in the lives of people of mixed ethnic descent. Drawing on research amongst people of mixed ethnic backgrounds, the author offers insights into how color matters and is made to matter, and in the ways in which terms such as 'ethnic' and 'ethnicity' remain very much indebted to their older, racialized grammar. Color that Mattersmoves beyond the conventional Anglo-American focus of scholarship in this field, showing that while similarities exist between the racial and ethnic discourses of the US and UK and those found in the Nordic region, Scandinavia, and Norway in particular, manifests important differences, in part owing to a tendency to viewed itself as exceptional or outside the colonial heritage of race and imperialism. Presenting both a contextualisation of racial discourses since World War II based on documentary analysis and new interview material with people of mixed ethnic backgrounds, the book acts as a corrective to the blind spot within Scandinavian research on ethnic minorities, offering a new reading of race for the Nordic region that engages with the idea that color has been emptied of legitimate cultural content.

Hard White

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ISBN : 0982541538
Genre : Fiction
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Following his release from Rikers, Melquan teams up with his sidekick Mike to take over the crack cocaine business in the North Bronx, but a love triangle and escalating violence between competitors leads to tragedy.
Category: Fiction

The Lovesick Skunk

Author : Joe Hayes
ISBN : 1935955012
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Joe Hayes was a boy, he loved to wear his black and white high-top sneakers. He wore them every day. “Get rid of those shoes,” his mother told him one morning. “They smell terrible!” But did Joe listen, did he believe what his mother said? Not until he met the back end of a skunk!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Using Internet Primary Sources To Teach Critical Thinking Skills In Visual Arts

Author : Pamela J. Eyerdam
ISBN : 0313315558
Genre : Education
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Use the Internet to teach visual arts and refine students' critical thinking skills. Based on the Discipline-Based Art Education program, a proven art instruction program that teaches everything from the creative process and art history to criticism and aesthetics, this guide provides Web sources--and guidelines to evaluate these sources--on painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and architecture from prehistoric and ancient Middle Eastern art periods through the Renaissance and 20th century.
Category: Education

How To Capture And Keep Clients

Author : Jennifer J. Rose
ISBN : 9781590315262
Genre : Law
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In this new, in-depth book the best and most innovative solo and small firm lawyers give you their secrets, approaches and strategies to that age-old puzzle of growing your law firm. Through this wealth of savvy advice, you'll learn how to ask for business, attract and keep clients, partner with other lawyers, build a virtual law firm, use technology in client development, brand your law firm and much more.
Category: Law

Same Family Different Colors

Author : Lori L. Tharps
ISBN : 9780807076798
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Weaving together personal stories, history, and analysis, Same Family, Different Colors explores the myriad ways skin-color politics affect family dynamics in the United States. Colorism and color bias—the preference for or presumed superiority of people based on the color of their skin—is a pervasive and damaging but rarely openly discussed phenomenon. In this unprecedented book, Lori L. Tharps explores the issue in African American, Latino, Asian American, and mixed-race families and communities by weaving together personal stories, history, and analysis. The result is a compelling portrait of the myriad ways skin-color politics affect family dynamics in the United States. Tharps, the mother of three mixed-race children with three distinct skin colors, uses her own family as a starting point to investigate how skin-color difference is dealt with. Her journey takes her across the country and into the lives of dozens of diverse individuals, all of whom have grappled with skin-color politics and speak candidly about experiences that sometimes scarred them. From a Latina woman who was told she couldn’t be in her best friend’s wedding photos because her dark skin would “spoil” the pictures, to a light-skinned African American man who spent his entire childhood “trying to be Black,” Tharps illuminates the complex and multifaceted ways that colorism affects our self-esteem and shapes our lives and relationships. Along with intimate and revealing stories, Tharps adds a historical overview and a contemporary cultural critique to contextualize how various communities and individuals navigate skin-color politics. Groundbreaking and urgent, Same Family, Different Colors is a solution-seeking journey to the heart of identity politics, so that this more subtle “cousin to racism,” in the author’s words, will be exposed and confronted. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Family & Relationships

Race Matters

Author : Cornel West
ISBN : 9780807008836
Genre : African Americans
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Race Matters contains West s most powerful essays on the issues relevant to black Americans today: despair, black conservatism, black-Jewish relations, myths about black sexuality, the crisis in leadership in the black community, and the legacy of Malcolm X. And the insights that he brings to these complicated problems remain fresh, exciting, creative, and compassionate.
Category: African Americans