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Re: OT Academia (was Re: Dr. Gunn)

From:Tony Hogard <james.hogard@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 14:34
Barry Garcia:

> True, however, much of the world is also preoccupied with skin > *tone*. For > instance, in both Mexico and the Philippines (and much of asia), it > is > considered very good to have a light skinned child. Skin lightening > creams > are popular in both countries, and dark skinned people are considered > usually lower class, or at least "rural". Some Filipino (and i've > even > seen Korean women around town do this) women walk around with > umbrellas to > shade themselves from the sun.
A Korean friend, who is very dark-skinned for a Korean, told me that she was often teased as a child because of her skin tone. - (wan, sallow) Tone