Current Wisdom

Current Wisdom

By From the September 2013 issue

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Cosmetic notes attributed to Kelsey of West River by a prankster writing on the correspondence page of our nation’s Post

Regarding the June 2 Outlook article “My daughter took a girl to prom. Why did it bother me?”:

I had to laugh that, in a commentary on gender politics, the author described her daughter’s “flesh-colored, patent-leather shoes.” Just what flesh was she describing there? Luminescent white like my flesh? Golden brown like the flesh of my friend from Colombia? Or a deeper brown like my African American friend? I assume the color to be that of the crayon by the same name from my youth, but the term seems anachronistic for an article discussing such a modern struggle.

Kelsey Barnes, West River
(June 7, 2013)


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