Skin Bleaching A Growing Problem In Jamaica

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    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Mikeisha Simpson covers her body in greasy white cream and bundles up in a track suit to avoid the fierce sun of her native Jamaica, but she's not worried about skin cancer.

    The 23-year-old resident of a Kingston ghetto hopes to transform her dark complexion to a cafe-au-lait-color common among Jamaica's elite and favored by many men in her neighborhood. She believes a fairer skin could be her ticket to a better life. So she spends her meager savings on cheap black-market concoctions that promise to lighten her pigment.

    Skin bleaching a growing problem in Jamaica slums - Yahoo! News
     
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    Everybody's after that Michael Jackson look, huh?
     
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    If there were no white people in the world, this would'nt be happening.
     
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    You are correct, sir!

    "If we really want to control the spread of the skin-bleaching virus, we first have to admit that there's an epidemic of color prejudice in our society," said Carolyn Cooper, a professor of literary and cultural studies at the University of the West Indies, writing in The Jamaica Gleaner newspaper.
     
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    Ya, I guess the Jamaicans don't know that being a white person is a bad thing, at least in America.
     
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    I wonder if once all Jamacians are white, USMB will get more or less retarded Race Baiting Threads.
     
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    On the bright side, at least we know the white race will never go extinct :lol:
     
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    Sad the lengths some ppl will go through to "look" right. Next thing you know slim girls from the burbs will be getting potentially poisonous substances injected into their buttocks, breasts and lips to look more Jamaican.

    All cynicism aside, it is sad. I read the article and though my god, no daughter of mine should have to feel so downtrodden that she better go to them lengths to beautify herself.
     
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    :eusa_hand:

    Niether will retards.
     
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    Good for you guys!
     

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