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Colorism is widely covered in sociology journals. The research covers issues of employment and discrimination.
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Arthur H. Goldsmith, Professor at Washington and Lee University, put forth a preference-for-whiteness theory and has written extensively on the relationship of wages and skin color.
"From Dark to Light: Skin Color and Wages among African-Americans"
Author(s): Arthur H. Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton and William Darity Jr.
Source: The Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Fall, 2007), pp. 701-738
“Shades of Discrimination: Skin Tone and Wages”
Authors: Arthur H. Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton and William Darity Jr.
Source: American Economic Review , Vol. 92, No. 2, (May 2006) pp. 242-245
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