Color Crit: Critical Race Theory and the History and Future of Colorism in the United States

  title={Color Crit: Critical Race Theory and the History and Future of Colorism in the United States},
  author={Robert L. Reece},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={25 - 3}
  • R. Reece
  • Published 16 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Black Studies
Critical race theory teaches that racism and racial inequality are constants in American society that stand outside of the prejudices of individuals. It argues that structures and institutions are primarily responsible for the maintenance of racial inequality. However, critical race theorists have neglected to formally examine and theorize colorism, a primary offshoot of racial domination. Although studies of colorism have become increasingly common, they lack a unifying theoretical framework… 

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