Thursday, June 25, 2020

Skin Colour Prejudice

Beauty companies selling skin lightening products have been criticised in the wake of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.

Unilever has announced that it will rename and rebrand the Fair & Lovely product range, which is popular in many African countries, to reflect the diversity of beauty.

"We recognise that the use of the words ‘fair’, ‘white’ and ‘light’ suggest a singular ideal of beauty that we don’t think is right, and we want to address this," Sunny Jain, President Beauty & Personal Care was quoted as saying in a press release from the company.

In July of last year, the Socialist Standard drew attention to the racial prejudice of the cosmetic industry

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