University Of Oklahoma Op-Ed: “Nude-Colored” Bras Are Racist, An Example Of “White Privilege”

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White privilege is everywhere, even your bra, according to the editorial board of the University of Oklahoma’sDaily. But there is a lingerie company called “Nubian Skin” which creates “nude” lingerie and hosiery for women of every ethnicity and skin color.

The company boldly claims that it is “built on the foundation that all women should have access to the same beauty products!” I say “well done” to Nubian for finding a market deficiency and filling that void the old fashion way: Capitalism. Demand, supply. YES!

But hey that isn’t enough these days, is it?

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An op-ed Via The Oklahoma Daily at the University of OK couldn’t resist jumping on the “White Privilege” bandwagon with bras as an example of the inherent racism people face everyday.

“Our View: We encourage our readers to actively redefine “nude” and consider the subtle examples of racism they encounter every day.”

Subtle? Maybe that’s your problem. You have to keep digging deeper and deeper to police the thought of everyone to accuse them of being bigots – which has become a spectator sport nowadays.

Here’s more:

“Imagine this: you are a young African American woman who has run to the local department store to grab a “nude” colored bra to wear under a sheer outfit, say a game-day dress or a work interview blouse. But when you get to the store there is no “nude” lingerie, at least not for you.

Bras in slightly different shades of pale peach abound, but there are few to no options for darker-skinned women and they aren’t advertised as nude-colored. How would it make you feel that the fashion industry and society at large has based its ideal of nude on Caucasian people? That the color of your skin doesn’t count as “nude?””

First of all – that’s a bunch of B.S., but it’s beside the point. The fact is, you can find bras of every shape and color, from WalMart to Victoria’s Secret. Then the “op-ed” piece does a nice little commerical for “Nubian Skin” before saying band-aids are racist too:

“Nubian Skin’s mission to bring nude products to women who aren’t white made us think about other subtle examples of white privilege we see in stores every day. For example, whenever you’ve had a minor cut or scrape and gone to reach for a Band-Aid, have you every used one that wasn’t made for light-skinned people? We guess probably not because flesh-colored Band-Aids for darker-skinned people don’t seem to exist.”

Are the black panties I just bought for my **gasp** white girlfriend racist? How about Yellow thongs? Asians only?

Hey there’s a purple gun-totin’ white racist Tea Party bra!!

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Then comes the part exposing “The Editorial Board” of the U of O rag’s mission: “We aren’t trying to condemn the entire fashion industry or all manufacturers of commercial goods as intentionally racist. What we are saying is there are subtle instances of racism ingrained into our daily lives; instances so commonplace they often go unnoticed. We commend Nubian Skin for recognizing the need for nude products that accurately represent nude for people who aren’t white.”

It’s all black and white in the age of Obama.. Either one is okay with me. Was that racist? Who the hell knows anymore?

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Baron was just a shy kid with a dream, growing up in the 40's with a knack for story-telling. After a brief career in film, Von Kowenhoven went to Europe in search of fringe-scientific discoveries and returned in the 90's to unleash them on the entertainment and political landscape of America.

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