Back in the day I often heard, “She’s pretty for a [].” Even in the 60’s I replied with, “She’s just pretty.” Pretty is pretty.

As for other cultures, my Thai wife watches shows from Thailand over the internet. A while back I mentioned that the stars didn’t even look Thai. She replied, “If you want to be a star you need white skin.” It doesn’t get mentioned in that context, but it’s there. Hopefully as the world gets smaller with increased diversity that stuff will fade.

Retired and living my golden years in a world full of angry people.

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