In India, Fair Is Handsome & Dark Is Doomed

Loathing your dark skin isn't just for women. A new product in India, Fair and Handsome, is just one of the many skin-lightening creams that are, according to the Washington Post, "exploding in popularity." In fact, though these products are nothing new for the ladies, the mens' market has grown 150%. India has a long… » 5/05/08 1:20pm 5/05/08 1:20pm

Do Bad Moms (Or White Dolls) Make Little Kids Racist?

Researchers at the University of Padova in Italy have found that if young white children have prejudice against black children, they've learned it from their mothers. New York Times Freakonomics blogger Melissa Lafsky thinks that this makes sense, since, she writes, "mothers still perform the bulk of childcare duties,… » 12/06/07 1:20pm 12/06/07 1:20pm