The Future of American Blackness: On Colorism and Racial Reorganization

  title={The Future of American Blackness: On Colorism and Racial Reorganization},
  author={Robert L. Reece},
  journal={Review of Black Political Economy},
  pages={481 - 505}
  • R. Reece
  • Published 14 May 2021
  • Art
  • Review of Black Political Economy
This manuscript leverages the plethora of research on colorism and skin tone stratification among Black Americans to consider how the “Black” racial category may change going forward. I build on ideas about path dependence, racial and ethnic boundary formations, racial reorganization, and a case study on race and body size to explore how extant group-level differences in social outcomes and emerging differences in political attitudes between lighter skinned and darker skinned Black Americans… 
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