Thursday, April 14, 2011

If you're old enough to remember, you know that 'Flesh' was
the only stick in your box of Crayolas--even if you could afford
 the big one containing 64 colors--that attempted to represent
the hue of human skin.  And even it was something of a weird
 pink, like the color of the cheap salmon your mother bought
in a can to make croquettes on Tuesday night.  Well, times
have changed, and now Crayola offers a box of markers
representing eight different shades of human skin.  And,
as you might expect, the anti-multiculturalists over at
Fox News don't like it.  They prefer to believe they
live in a world where 'Flesh' means a whiter shade
of pale and nothing else. 

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