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I'm building content around the issue of colorism and am looking for more books on the subject.  Please reply with any books you might know about.

 

Are there any books that discuss this issue from a Black man's perspective?  Surely there must be some.

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While researching this subject I found this video which discusses Wallace Thurman's novel The Blacker the Berry. It is interesting how Black families -- like my own -- where family members are all colors of the human skin color spectrum from passing for white to being blue black.  The video below discusses Thurman's novel and colorism in general.

 

 

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One of the books that was suggested (via Facebook, SMH) was Other People’s Skin: Four Novellas by Tracy Price-Thompson and Taressa Stovall.  Elizabeth Atkins, a contributor to the book, said colorism is more of an issue for Women, because women are judged more on their appearance than men.  That is probably true, but I bet a dark skinned Black man -- especially a big one -- would probably disagree. These Brothers in just treated worse on every level -- especially by the criminal justice system.

 

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