Rissie (rissie) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Me And My Provocative Q's...

When you describe a person, do you include the colour of their skin in your description? I.E., "that white/black/Hispanic guy?"

If not, do you consider describing the colour of someone's skin a form of racism?

Do you think your enthnicity has anything to do with whether or not you describe skin colour?

I was talking to a co-worker and the issue of her teaching her son not to use skin colour to describe someone arose. Instead of saying something like, "she was a white girl with blonde hair," she encourages him to use other features, such as hair or eye colour, height, etc. I never thought of it as racist, but I'm intrigued by her thoughts on it.
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