Please be proud! Seen through my eyes of an old white male, every skin color is beautiful. The shades from deep ebony to ivory white are all the same to me. I know how white colonialism, false theories about race and claims of white superiority have caused institutional discrimination and unbearable inequality. Is that the historic cause of preference for light brown skin in your culture? Why are people not happy with a dark skinned baby?

PS Tanning is introduced in 1920 by Coco Chanel. White used to be a status symbol: rich people do not need to work, they stay inside; farmers and workmen are outside. After Chanel returned home tanned after a holiday, a brown body became fashionable for the rich. The myth of tanning for health was born. And nowadays, dermatologists warn against tanning. A lot of white people try to stay white again.

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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