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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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    Leigh Beadon (profile), 9 Nov 2012 @ 10:01am

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    That was my first reaction too (and QI rules!) but if you read the full article it's clear that they are well aware of the switching around and it was never quite as clear-cut as that QI episode made it sound. At the same time that some were promoting pink for boys, blue for girls, others were promoting the reverse and others still were saying it had nothing to do with gender and should be based on hair colour and stuff like that.

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