Ronald E. Hall

Ronald E. Hall
  • Professor


  • PhD, Atlanta University
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • MCS, University of Detroit


My research interests include mental health (individual/group psychotherapy), cutaneo-chroma, intra-racial racism, Bleaching Syndrome, and black male Cool Pose concept. My social work research interests extend to four areas in particular. They are as follows: colorism litigation, special populations, and human behavior and the social environment. I intend that these interests provide a means that will be instrumental in the advancement of casework, clinical social work, and various aspects of society-at-large.


Hall, R. E. (2020). “When we see them”: Race as conduit of criminal prosecution. Journal of Black Studies, 51(7), 671-684.

Hall, R. E. (2020). They Lynched Mexican-Americans too: A question of Anglo colorism. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 42(1), 1-15.

Hall, R. E (2019). The Duboisian Talented Tenth: Reviewing and assessing mulatto colorism in the post-DuBoisian era. Journal of African American Studies, 24(1), 78-95.

Hall, R. E. (2019). Dark Skin vis-à-vis Women of Color: The Implications of Judeo-Christian Spirituality for Self-Hate. EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 8(11), 123-130.

Hall, R. (2018). The implications of colorism vis-à-vis demographic variations in a new millennium. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(14), 1975-1977.

Hall, R. (2018). Media stereotypes and “coconut” colorism: Latino denigration vis-à-vis dark skin. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(14), 2007-2022.

Brown, D., Branden, K. & Hall, R. (2018). Native American colorism: From historical manifestations to the current era. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(14), 2023-2036.

Monroe, C. & Hall, R. (2018). Colorism and U.S. immigration: considerations for researchers. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(14), 2037-2054.

Hall, R. (2018). The Bleaching Syndrome per colorism pathology: LGBTQ perpetuation of discrimination. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(14), 2055-2071.

Hall, R. (2018). The globalization of light skin colorism: from critical race to critical skin theory. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(14), 2133-2145.

Hall, R. (2018). Anti-racist racism as millennial pattern of prejudice: The stealth perpetuation of white supremacy. Race, Gender & Class, 25(1-2), 64-76.

Hall, R., Mishra, N. (2018). Ambedkar and King: The Subjugation of Caste or Race vis-a-vis Colourism. Chapter in Yengde, S., Teltumbde, A., (Eds) The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections Penguin India

Hall, R. (2018). The chromatic norm image: skin color as mathematically significant somatic trait. Sociology International Journal, 2(4), 320-325.


  • Expert witness for Federal courts, Congressional testimony on the skin color issue
  • International lecturer on skin color


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Russell, K., Wilson, M. & Hall, R. (2013). The Color Complex (Revised): The Mixed Race Millennium. New York: Random House.

Hall, R. (2012). (Ed.). The Melanin Millennium: Skin Color as 21st Century International Discourse. New York: Springer Science.

Asante, M. & Hall, R. (2011). Rooming in the Master’s House: Power & Privilege in the Rise of Black Conservatism. Boulder, CO.: Paradigm Publishers.

Hall, R. (2010). An Historical Analysis of Skin Color Discrimination in America: Victimism Among Victim Group Populations. New York: Springer Science.

Hall, R. (2008). (Ed.). Racism in the 21st Century: An Empirical Analysis of Skin Color. New York: Springer Science.

Hall, R. (2006). Bleaching Beauty: Light Skin as a Filipina Ideal. Quezon City, Philippines: Giraffe Books.

Hall, R. (2005). An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Skin Color on African-American Education, Income, and Occupation. Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen Press.

Hall, R. (2004). The Scientific Fallacy and Political Misuse of the Concept of Race. Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen Press.

Hall, R. (2003). Skin Color as a Post-Colonial Issue Among Asian-Americans. Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen Press.

Hall, R. (2003). Discrimination Among Oppressed Populations. Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen Press.

Hall, R. & Rowan, G. (2002/03). Brothers and Basketball. Bloomington, IN.: 1st Books Library.

Hall, R. (2001). Asia Color Quest. Philadelphia: Xlibris Corporation.Hall, R. (2001). Filipina Eurogamy: Skin color as vehicle of psychological colonization. Quezon City, Philippines: Giraffe Books.

*Russell, K., Wilson, M. & Hall, R. E. (1994). The Color Complex: The politics of skin color among African Americans (paperback edition), New York: Anchor.

Russell, K., Wilson, M., & Hall, R. (1992). The Color Complex: The 'last taboo' among African-Americans. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich