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There used to be Crayola crayons labeled "flesh" -- which was re-named to "peach" in 1962, and now Crayola has a pack of eight crayons specifically called "multicultural" that includes: black, sepia, peach, apricot, white, tan, mahogany and burnt sienna. However, there are other colors that have been used to label people, like red and blue. The history of these color associations isn't so black and white. Here are just a few interesting links on how we've changed looking at colors over the years. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: babies, blue, color, crayons, democrat, perception, red, republican
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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Nov 2012 @ 5:28pm

    a crayon labeled flesh!

    that sounds like it's teaching kids to become cannibals or something. yuck.

    kids can dip their flesh crayons in glue and munch away.

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