The Significance of Color Remains: A Study of Life Chances, Mate Selection, and Ethnic Consciousness Among Black Americans

@article{Hughes1990TheSO,
  title={The Significance of Color Remains: A Study of Life Chances, Mate Selection, and Ethnic Consciousness Among Black Americans},
  author={M. Hughes and Bradley R. Hertel},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={1990},
  volume={68},
  pages={1105-1120}
}
  • M. Hughes, Bradley R. Hertel
  • Published 1990
  • Psychology
  • Social Forces
  • 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 status, have spouses higher in socioeconomic status, and have lower black consciousness than those with dark skin. Only the correlations of skin color with black consciousness variables are eliminated when we control for respondent's age, gender, and current and background socioeconomic status. We also… CONTINUE READING
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