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Color Matters

Author : Kimberly Jade Norwood
ISBN : 9781317819561
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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: HISTORY

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

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

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

Race Matters 25th Anniversary

Author : Cornel West
ISBN : 9780807041222
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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.

The Photographic Times

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ISBN : NYPL:33433072164860
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ISBN : MINN:31951001889879T
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Urbanisms Of Color

Author : Gareth Doherty
ISBN : 1934510262
Genre : Architecture
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Color is a ubiquitous yet essential part of the city, creating and shaping urban form. Who can forget the whites of modernist Brasilia? The greens of historic Cairo? The rosy reds of Petra? The terracottas of South Americaâe(tm)s shantytowns? The color cacophonies of Times Square and Shinjuku? Colors have a presence over and beyond the objectsâe"buildings, spaces, billboards, artifacts, and peopleâe"that make up the city. Not only does color give meaning to cities, cities give meaning to color. Whether carefully coordinated, clashing, or an expression of materials, color is a powerful cultural, economic, and political force in cities. Yet discussions on the city do not usually focus much on color, perhaps because urban colors are too often understood as being beyond any one authority or taste, or are simply dismissed as cosmetic, naïve, or intangible. Volume 3 of New Geographies brings together artists and designers, anthropologists, geographers, historians, and philosophers with the aim of challenging the status quo and exploring the potency, the interaction, and the neglected design possibilities of color at the scale of the city.
Category: Architecture