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The Brown Girl World: Llewelyn's Story




Wednesday, December 16, 2009

(Pictured above) Billboard in Manila, Phillippines
Everybody says, “Brown is beautiful.” But given the volume of whitening products in the supermarket today, I don’t think the Filipina believes it. Our billboards, movies and magazines are testimonies to our preference for the mestiza. Will somebody please explain to me why we are so obsessed with becoming fairer?  So far, I’ve only been able to come up with two theories to this obsession.  Read more here.

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