Color. Skin Color. Light-skinned, medium-skinned, dark-skinned. Skin Color has been an issue in communities of color, including among Blacks in America, since the first Africans arrived on these shores in the 17th Century against their will. Fueled by racism, bigotry and today thru popular media and culture, skin color divides and shapes African-Americans. But the divisions of skin color also impacts societies around the world.
For two decades Dr. Ron Hall has traveled all over the world conducting surveys and focus groups, researching and investigated the issue of skin color . A Professor in the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, Dr. Hall co-authored the groundbreaking book, The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color in a New Millennium and is editor of Racism in the 21st Century: An Empirical Analysis of Skin Color. In an entertaining and provocative Afternoons with Amos interview, Dr. Ron Hall talked about the issue of skin color, the impact it has had and continues to have in this country and countries around the world. In the interview Dr. Ron Hall engaged with Afternoons with Amos listeners on the subject in a brisk and refreshing look at an issue many are aware of but rarely discuss. Click the Media Player to hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview With The Skin Color Doctor Dr. Ron Hall. Runs 40 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One.