On Being Racist and Asian
Minyang Jiang

About the beauty standards in places such as Japan, China and Korea (not sure about India/Pakistan), wasn’t the “whitening” make-up used before the westernization of the world?

I am not saying that a pressure in modern times does not exist, but this standard of lighter skin is older than that, no? Also, I have read that “orientals” usually are more attracted to “orientals”, but I could hardly say if it is social pressure or not.

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