> True, however, much of the world is also preoccupied with skin
> *tone*. For
> instance, in both Mexico and the Philippines (and much of asia), it
> considered very good to have a light skinned child. Skin lightening
> are popular in both countries, and dark skinned people are considered
> usually lower class, or at least "rural". Some Filipino (and i've
> seen Korean women around town do this) women walk around with
> umbrellas to
> shade themselves from the sun.
A Korean friend, who is very dark-skinned for a Korean, told me that
she was often teased as a child because of her skin tone.
- (wan, sallow) Tone