Comments: News Journal police reports: "Race? What's that? Help the public? Huh?"

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A simple solution can be found. Since the WNJ is loathe to publish the word "black" it should offer a full page add in it's living section (published in color) and declare that from this point, in deference to those of color, it will denote all black people as having purple skin, and all whites as being teal. That should help us all with identifying the perpetrators.

Posted by kavips at January 15, 2008 05:15 AM

How about the WNJ publishes a color wheel, with standardized and accepted quantifications of non-race specific skin tone. For example; fish-belly white, fake bake, mocha, or black as the ace of spades.

Posted by G Rex at January 15, 2008 10:21 AM

Whereas I was having fun, I actually like Grex's idea. It would go a long way to eliminating any perks or passes one may currently get because of the color of one's skin.

In other words, breaking skin color down to just another trait like eye color, hair color, height, or weight, would be another blow to the idea that everyone is picking on one trait of our species.

Especially when yesterday I saw a reporter from India who was blacker than most blacks living in Wilmington, one cannot make simple assumptions anymore.

Grex has come up with a solution that is so simple, it makes sense.

Posted by kavips at January 15, 2008 02:34 PM

Did you check first with Estee Lauder?

Paul

Posted by Paul at January 17, 2008 12:36 AM