As we discussed in class today, the popularity of skin-bleaching creams for women of color in Asian and African countries is growing awfully powerful. Below is the video series we watched with links to only a few of the many articles that can be found on the topic. Just google skin-bleaching cream and you’ll see some great criticism (and sadly, even more products) concerning the issue.

Skin lightening products for Asian-Americans: ancient ideal or European hegemony?

Skin-whitening adverts ignite race row in India

Beauty and the Bleach

Pigmentation and Empire: The Emerging Skin-Whitening Industry

Lightening Creams Are Popular Among Indians, Even For Kids

The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon – Commentary