DailyDirt: People Colored

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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.

Filed Under: babies, blue, color, crayons, democrat, perception, red, republican
Companies: crayola


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    Andrew Norton (profile), 8 Nov 2012 @ 6:52pm

    Actually, the baby colours is wrong. before the 30s/40s, red/pink was for boys, and blue was for girls, because red was a strong colour, for blood and war and such. Blue was considered a soft colour.
    QI told me so - https://sites.google.com/site/qitranscripts/transcripts/7x07

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