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Old 09-04-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Seems like skin tone is another phrase that will get you in trouble these days. I know what the controversy is but I think everybody understands what is meant by skin tone, so why can't we use it?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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What?
I never heard anyone say "we" can't use the words skin tone.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Who said we can't use that term, and what does it infer if we do?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: sumter
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What?
I never heard anyone say "we" can't use the words skin tone.
Yeah, that's a new one to me also, skin tone can apply to anyone of any race. You can have a very fair skin tone vs a olive skin tone vs a pinkish all in the same race of people. I was stationed in japan for two years and I have seen the pretty dark skin to a very fair and everything in between and these were all Japanese people. Using skin tone shouldn't be a problem for anyone.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Seems like skin tone is another phrase that will get you in trouble these days. I know what the controversy is but I think everybody understands what is meant by skin tone, so why can't we use it?
What does it mean? When you use it are you referring to a specific color?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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No, I'm pretty sure you can say skin tone.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:35 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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I smell a troll thread....cue the reverse racism card.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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Seems like skin tone is another phrase that will get you in trouble these days. I know what the controversy is but I think everybody understands what is meant by skin tone, so why can't we use it?
Could you be more specific about the context in which it was used when you've seen people get in trouble?
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: My House
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Seems like skin tone is another phrase that will get you in trouble these days. I know what the controversy is but I think everybody understands what is meant by skin tone, so why can't we use it?
If by "skin tone" you mean "he has a light complexion" or "she has a darker complexion," yeah. You can say that.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I am older and have an uneven skin tone.
Nothing wrong with me saying that!
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