ERIC Number: EJ581201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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A Model for Differential Perceptions of Competence Based on Skin Tone among African Americans.
Breland, Alfiee M.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v26 n4 p294-311 Oct 1998
Combines a review of the psychological and sociohistorical literature on African-American color consciousness with a model that explains how it may contribute to differential outcomes for group members. Hypothesizes that attractive individuals are viewed as more competent, and that African Americans who approximate European-American standards of beauty are viewed as more attractive and more competent. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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