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The color of our skin... hmmmm

This "description" was borrowed from a white newspaper in Tennessee, It was written in 1931, WRITER UNKNOWN. but most likely was white, this shows you how naive people were not that long ago...

"WHAT IS THE COLOR OF NEGRO BABIES AT BIRTH?~~That the negro enters the world with a skin as light as that of a caucasin is a common notion,and frequently travelers refer to the faintly colored newly born children of the black race. Many people believe that negro babies are born white (with the exception of a black band around the
body) and that a short time after birth their skins turn black.As a matter of fact newly born infants even of the white race are not really light in color.Generally caucasian children are reddish at birth,although the exact hue varies widely. The children of the darker races are lighter than their parents,and the colored child of very light parents may be indistingguishable from a white child so far as color is concerned,but ordinarily colored children enter the worls noticeably pigmented and many of them are quite dark from the
beginning.
As a rule the coloe deepens for several years,this is especially true in those born light.It seldom happens,however,that a newly born colored child has the deep black color of the typical full blooded adult.Decided pigmentation first appears on the ears,breast and
a belt across the lower part of the back.Often it is necessary to these characteristic markings to distinguish the newly born children of Caucasians from those of the darker races."

Now you know! Yours truly,

William Carson

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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