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Matthew Harrison (above), a doctoral student at UGA, undertook the first significant study of “colorism” in the American workplace, finding that light-skinned blacks are preferred by employers over dark-skinned blacks with more education. (Photo by Peter Frey)
|Everyone knows about the insidious effects of racism in American society. But when it comes to the workplace, African-Americans may face a more complex situation--the effects of their own skin tone.|
For the first time, a study indicates that dark-skinned African-Americans face a distinct disadvantage when applying for jobs, even if they have resumes superior to lighter-skinned black applicants.
Matthew Harrison, a doctoral student at the University of Georgia, presented his research today at the 66th annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Atlanta.
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