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[1: 186 of 10,000] Color Talks

In Article on April 23, 2011 at 7:27 AM

(Disclaimer: Not generally speaking but some perceived it to be – or feel free to correct me if I am wrong.)

A Family Photo

British women who were born fair in complexion found tanned woman to be wealthy because she got time to go to the beach and leisurely enjoys the sun. Filipino women who were born with brown skin or ‘morena’ look highly for women with pretty fair skin thinking she’s from a well-off family. This is an actual conversation between a British and a Filipino. Two different cultures and yet they have an idea of the exact opposite on what they identify as rich. One sees white as poor and in the other part of the world fair as rich. I was fascinated about the irony of the conversation.

In other instance like what I’ve seen on the movie Invictus (which by the way has so many beautiful quotable quotes and well directed by Clint Eastwood) – The 42 Million which is a combination of white and colored skin South Africans claimed one citizenship and yet there were times that their color define their status or how they are to be categorized on what they should do for their nation. Nelson Mandela was right to say, “The Rainbow Nation starts here. Reconciliation starts here.”

We usually crave for what we don’t have or we may fall to romanticize about physical appearance that can be related to social status. We should be comfortable on what we have, enjoy and flaunt it with head held high! We should not forget a simple truth; we are human in different package maybe but still HUMAN.

Photo source: http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/20/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-maddox-pax-zahara-shiloh-knox-vivienne-new-orleans-photo

  1. compliment to this article!
    a little bit related – read the discussion of the “N”-word:
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/the-passion-paris/

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