Edward Telles

A 2017 study … found that people with the whitest skin had completed 11 years of schooling on average compared with five years for those with browner skin. Wealth also correlated to skin color, with dark-skinned people earning 52% less than their whiter compatriots. … But the dramatic findings of the academic studies showed that the issue in Mexico was bigger than just the marginalization of historic communities. It was a “pigmentocracy,” in the words of academic Edward Telles, [UCI Distinguished Professor of sociology], in which skin color is the most important determinant of a person’s economic and educational attainment.

For the full story, please visit https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-10-20/mexico-anti-racism-movement-protests-colorism. 

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