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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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    Andrew D. Todd, 9 Nov 2012 @ 1:12am

    Slightly Off-Topic

    Wikipedia has a table of Crayola colors, with 24-bit equivalents, so that you can paste them into a paint program.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors

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