Crayon Trouble

by Peter Cherches

I remember the great Crayola scandal. The trouble had to do with a crayon called "flesh." This crayon just happened to be the color of white people's flesh. And during the sixties, while some big battles were being fought, someone was attentive to the little details. Crayola was sufficiently embarrassed, and "flesh" was renamed to something a little more neutral. "Peach," I think.


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