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Old 07-31-2015, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I don't understand some times either. I have a cousin who has a girl friend from Manila. She is wearing many things to stay out of the son because she is afraid of being dark skin. For me it never a matter I am brown and I am proud of that. But in Asia there is a believing that white skin has good future. I am quiet not sure why how and so and so. But I hear from that girl friend once. she told my face that " for you it does not matter your father is Russian and he is white so you get good job always" So I wonder if I got no qualifications and go for a interview do I get a job because my father is white???? Nah I don't think so. May be I am wrong but I think it is some sort of colonial mentality is. May be I am wrong. At some point stay out of too much of sunlight is not a bad idea now days.
How ever that my neighbor lady got skin burned during some sort of tanning process. As I hear she paid 4500 euros. she should have try 80 cents brown shoe polish
There's also a difference between the immigrant experience and that of people in their home countries. In the Philipines, China, Vietnam, India, Thailand, etc, where either a majority of the population or at least a significant chunk of it is darker-skinned, you will naturally see more dark skinned people in high level positions. In northern Europe, where the native people who make up the majority of the population don't have dark skin, you'll see fewer dark skinned people in high level positions.

Some people assume this is because of racism or white privilege, when it's really more that immigrants are more likely to have language and cultural barriers and a lack of contacts that will hold them back. Filipinos, Indians, and Pakistanis are among the highest earning ethnic groups in the US, for example... it just takes a generation or two to integrate. Meanwhile, there are also plenty of low-earning white-skinned people to be found in low-end service and labor jobs all over the EU and North America. An unskilled white guy who shaved, put on a suit, and applied for a job at an accounting firm is probably about as likely to be hired as a Filipino guy with the same lack of credentials.

The preference for light skin in Asia predates colonialism; take a look at artwork depicting beautiful women made in China, Japan, India, Korea, etc, and even in situations in which they aren't depicted as having "white" skin, they are still lighter than the average person from that land. I think it's more that it was a) exotic, b) a sign of wealth and sophiatication (as she would have stayed out of the fields), and c) marital devotion to her husband and family (never leaving the house).
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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I don't understand some times either. I have a cousin who has a girl friend from Manila. She is wearing many things to stay out of the son because she is afraid of being dark skin. For me it never a matter I am brown and I am proud of that. But in Asia there is a believing that white skin has good future. I am quiet not sure why how and so and so. But I hear from that girl friend once. she told my face that " for you it does not matter your father is Russian and he is white so you get good job always" So I wonder if I got no qualifications and go for a interview do I get a job because my father is white???? Nah I don't think so. May be I am wrong but I think it is some sort of colonial mentality is. May be I am wrong. At some point stay out of too much of sunlight is not a bad idea now days.
How ever that my neighbor lady got skin burned during some sort of tanning process. As I hear she paid 4500 euros. she should have try 80 cents brown shoe polish
im Filipino and dark but I would not want anybody to be under the sun without any protection whether its hat or umbrella. its one thing to be sunbathing under the sun in southern California and walking outside under the tropical heat in the Philippines or anywhere else in the tropics.

theres a a reason why farmers wake up early and work in the fields before the sun rises. its just unbearable to be working under the heat of the sun, even if its just 8am. I know, I did that when I was a bum for a while
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: US
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Its a fad in most Asia. Skin whitening products are a billion dollar industry and i dont think they work. Sunscreen is fine. Basic protection is fine. Going overboard is just weird.

Its more about being "white" rather than just protection thing.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Its a fad in most Asia. Skin whitening products are a billion dollar industry and i dont think they work. Sunscreen is fine. Basic protection is fine. Going overboard is just weird.
Its more about being "white" rather than just protection thing.
It goes beyond a fad. Tanning in Asia is a fad. When every product thst touches the skin except toothpaste is marketed as skin whitening something more is going on then a fad. No excuse me while I find an Asian market with some imported skin whitening underarm deodorant.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:18 PM
 
Location: US
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It goes beyond a fad. Tanning in Asia is a fad. When every product thst touches the skin except toothpaste is marketed as skin whitening something more is going on then a fad. No excuse me while I find an Asian market with some imported skin whitening underarm deodorant.
You mean tanning or not tanning?

Really did not understand what you meant there!
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:52 PM
 
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Its a fad in most Asia. Skin whitening products are a billion dollar industry and i dont think they work. Sunscreen is fine. Basic protection is fine. Going overboard is just weird.

Its more about being "white" rather than just protection thing.
its works for Beyoncé and MJ
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:36 PM
 
Location: US
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its works for Beyoncé and MJ


Give me Whitney any time! MJ.... LEGEND!
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Sunnyside, Queens, NYC
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It's sad that people have to resort to changing their skin color because of what society deems beautiful. I can't be bothered by what society says.. However, I do notice that many of my Asian American friends feel so much pressure from family to be lighter and lighter. I'm proud to be a gorgeous 2007 pre-skin lightening treatment Beyonce skin color and I don't care if I get darker or lighter.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: US
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It is what it is, unfortunately! The aspect of racism will never go away, so manufacturers will keep raking in the cash!
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