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Black, white and pink

Originally uploaded by Shockadelic

Anna recently told a wee girl of Pakistani descent that came into our garden to play: “Look, black girl, there’s my pink mummy!”

Another day, we were watching Stark Trek (DS9), and she referred to Keiko holding her daughter as “that white mummy”.

So she seems to have split the human skin colours into three groups: black (Africans and South Asians), pink (Europeans) and white (East Asians).

To some extent it’s closer to reality than the traditional black/white/yellow – I wonder why Europeans started seeing themselves as white?

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