The Bleaching Syndrome

  title={The Bleaching Syndrome},
  author={Ronald E. Hall},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={172 - 184}
  • R. Hall
  • Published 1 November 1995
  • Education
  • Journal of Black Studies
The current emphasis on diversity in academia has brought about rapid and widely accepted curriculum changes (Garcia & Swenson, 1992; Norton, 1983). It is a reflection of the various activisms that have previously been ineffective. Now, after decades of struggle, those activisms have finally sparked a revolution. African Americans, previously segregated, commence to interaction on a more intimate level with members of the dominant culture. For the most part, the impact of this revolution has… 
The Bleaching Syndrome Among People of Color
ABSTRACT In the aftermath of mass migrations from Europe, most Americans have been of European descent, i.e., “white.” From said migration light skin evolved as the American ideal not irrelevant to
Moving Forward with the Legitimation of the Azibo Nosology II
What have mental health practitioners to rely on for diagnosis of African descent clients that respectfully incorporates behavioral imperatives from centered African culture? The original 1989 Azibo
Criteria That Indicate When African-Centered Consciousness is Endangered or Depleted by The Mass Media
It is safe to say that media and popular culture institutions like the internet, television, movie, recording, and print industries, and so on must be impacted on behalf of African descent people
Eurocentrism in Social Work Education
• Summary: Consequent to Eurocentric hegemony race has been erroneously validated as the standard identity construct by social work education as well as much of Western science. For example, the
Post-Colonial Traumatism?
It is argued in this paper that beyond being a mere fashion trend, voluntary de-pigmentation along with the cult of "denegrification" has increasingly and dramatically become a social, cultural, and aesthetic trend in several African countries, especial among the women population.
Perceptions of Beauty and Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon in Jamaica
Founded on the significance of the skin bleaching phenomenon in Jamaica, and the persistent influences of colonialism, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to explore the skin bleaching
Travelling Ideologies: A Story of Whiteness
Abstract Prompted by the observations of a European scholar in African-American studies living in South-East Asia, this article addresses the ideological value of whiteness with a view to
Skin Color Bias in the Workplace: The Media's Role and Implications Toward Preference
This particular chapter examines the influence of colorism in today’s society with a specific look at the role the media plays and how, in turn, this has potential implications in the workplace.
The Euro-Americanization of Race
In the aftermath of Western domination is the trivialization of skin color despite its significance among African Americans. Regrettably, scholars the world over emphasize race in the study of human
Layers of Blackness: Colourism in the African Diaspora
This is the first book by an author in the UK to take an in-depth look at colourism - the process of discrimination based on skin tone among members of the same ethnic group, whereby lighter skin is


Clowns, Buffoons, and Gladiators: Media Portrayals of African-American Men
T h e 1988 presidential campaign between the Democratic and Republican parties took a dramatic turn, traceable to the impact of media. The efforts of the image makers resulted in the Republican
The Negro in reconstruction
This treatment of the Negro in the reconstruction of Virginia, like that of a similar study of this element in South Carolina, is another effort to invite attention to a neglected aspect of our
India: Religion, Political Legitimacy, and the Secular State
In no region of the world have so many political entities intermingled with so many religious traditions for so long as in India. The early Hindu experience established a legitimizing link between
The Significance of Color Remains: A Study of Life Chances, Mate Selection, and Ethnic Consciousness Among Black Americans
Using data from the National Survey of Black Americans, a national probability sample of black adults interviewed in 1980 (N-2,107), wefind that blacks with lighter skin have higher socioeconomic
Human Nature and the Social Order
Abstract“WHAT can men do, what do they do, and what do they want to do ?”—these are the uestions that Prof. Thorndike seeks to answer in a very comprehensive and elaborate treatise. His undertaking
Writing the Stories of White Racism
Journal writing in pairs, or Dialogue, offers a methodology for the hard, but necessary work of addressing white racism. Journals offer an opportuinity to reflect and to consider action at three
Everyday life sociology comprises a broad spectrum of micro perspectives: symbolic interactionism, dramaturgy, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, and existential sociology. We discuss the underlying
Black Women and the Politics of Skin Color and Hair
William Wells Brown, the first published black novelist, de scribed Clotel, his beautiful heroine, as whiter than white, with long straight hair, light eyes, and "fine" European fea tures. This image
Reading a book as this the american negro and other references can enrich your life quality and there is a very simple thing that can be done.