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by Michael Ho


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babies, blue, color, crayons, democrat, perception, red, republican

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DailyDirt: People Colored

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

There used to be Crayola crayons labeled "flesh" -- which was re-named to "peach" in 1962, and now Crayola has a pack of eight crayons specifically called "multicultural" that includes: black, sepia, peach, apricot, white, tan, mahogany and burnt sienna. However, there are other colors that have been used to label people, like red and blue. The history of these color associations isn't so black and white. Here are just a few interesting links on how we've changed looking at colors over the years. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Pirate Prats, 8 Nov 2012 @ 6:46pm

    The red/blue was flipped in the 2000 election. It's the tradition way with 'left' parties being red and 'right' being blue.
    But Fox changed it in 2000.

    For a REALLY funny thing, we've all heard about 'purple states' (Ohio, Iowa, Florida, Virginia, etc were Purple States this election), What happens when you get a guy barely out of his teens, who has most of his political experiance as a candidate in Canada running a US party? Yes, he decides that the party color should be PURPLE, because that's what it was in Canada...

    This happened with the US Pirate Party, while the person in question was SUPPOSED to be working on statutes.

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