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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.


    What Color is "Flesh"?

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

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