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What Color is "Flesh"?

In the U.S., the words "flesh," "nude," and "skin color" are often used to describe the skin color most associated with "white" people, a practice that erases or marginalizes people with medium and dark skin. This board collects examples of this phenomenon. For analysis, click through any image or visit Sociological Images at www.thesocietypages.org/socimages.
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"flesh tone" wireless mic.

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"Nourishing lotion for normal to dark skin" [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis exploring the impact of advertising on beauty standards] Thanks so much for sharing this, Umu.

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Unmasking Photoshop

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"Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

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Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

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Armani's Nude, Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

Armani Privé's "Nude" Collection (thanks @ DBChen!)

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Armani's Nude, Limited-Edition Capsule Collection

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A Counter-Example to "Nude"=White (thx @ afuturemd and Shermel S!) http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop-online-3/the-nudes.html

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Band-Aid Plastic Strips Commercial (1955) - "Flesh-Colored" = White

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Non-White-Centric Uses of Terms Like “Nude” (click thru for more)

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Whose Skin Counts as "Ethnic"? (click thru for analysis)

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Whose Skin Counts as “Ethnic”? » Sociological Images

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"Nude," Racial Marginalization, and the Wedding Industry (click thru for analysis)

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