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    In todays PC world, I am finding it quite interesting that in todays schooling they have a colour called "skin colour'. If you don't know, it is a Caucasian coloured pencil/colour.
    Is it just me or does that not sit well with others?

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    That is waaay too PC for me.

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    I don't actually thing it's being PC, it's just being accurate. Skin colour isn't one colour, it's a million different colours and shades so it's really not accurate to pin just one of them down as being "skin colour".

    ETA - sorry OP I thought you were saying you were surprised that this colour didn't exist but upon re-reading your post, it says that it does exist.
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    Good grief I would cringe at the thought of 1 colour being called "skin colour", eekkkk! I remember watching something a few years ago (I think it was an Oprah show) where they had a back of crayons that were 32 different 'skin colour' shades to represent various skin colours around the world.

    Having one colour called "skin colour" just perpetuates the belief that to be white Caucasian is the 'norm' and anything is not the norm.

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    PC gone mad! If that's all you have to worry about it life you're not doing to bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2b87 View Post
    PC gone mad! If that's all you have to worry about it life you're not doing to bad
    Seriously? What about a dark-skinned child wondering why there is no pencil specifically named after his or her skin colour? I think that is a pretty big thing for a kid to have to comprehend and I wouldn't want my child to feel like Caucasian is "the" skin colour.

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    I saw a set of flesh tones pencils recently that had pale tones to dark tones. They do exist. "Skin" tone has been around since at least when I was little, maybe it should more appropriately be called "pale skin" tone? Good luck getting little kids to adhere to that though. I do remember the "skin" coloured one was labelled "peach" depending on the brand

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    It's not PC at all, it is offensive to imply that there is only ONE skin colour!

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    Yeah, I thought about this the other day whilst explaining crayon colours to my daughter. 'Skin colour' is what I remember everyone calling it when I was a kid, but I don't like the idea of that at all. I like the alternative of peach... 'bone' was the only other one I could come up with.

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    it really makes me cringe, I was taken back when I saw it. Considering that colour is the minority at my kids school, what about all the other skin colours? How is this even allowed these days?


 

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