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  •  the paper bag test (5+ / 0-)

    in some exclusive clubs and organizations, and also in some historically black colleges.....an African American was likely to be accepted, only if they were lighter skinned than a paper bag.  In some historically black colleges you had to send a photograph along with your application, in order for your skin color and hair texture to be assessed.

    Sad, but true.

    "Fear is the Mind Killer"--Frank Herbert

    by vmm918 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 11:58:40 PM PST

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