Native American Colorism: From Historical Manifestations to the Current Era

Following conquest by European settlers Native Americans internalized Euro-American traditions and ideals. Salient among such ideals was the internalization of a bias as pertains to skin color defined as colorism

Donna Brown; Karen Branden; Ronald E. Hall

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Following conquest by European settlers Native Americans internalized Euro-American traditions and ideals. Salient among such ideals was the internalization of a bias as pertains to skin color defined as colorism
  • Colorism is a quasi-manifestation of racism carried out by victim-group populations
  • The idealization of light skin was dramatically displayed in the school setting
  • The accountability of the Euro-American influenced relative to the aforementioned confrontations must be addressed in the quest for resolution

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