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Refreshing frankness on race, beauty

Published:Tuesday | July 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I couldn't help commenting on the article written by 19-year-old Andrew Lindsay ('Beauty (contest) isn't more than skin deep', Sunday Gleaner, July 20, 2014) concerning the beauty-pageant winners not being representative of the majority of our population.

He has succinctly hit the nail on the head by highlighting something we choose to sweep under the carpet.

It is little wonder skin bleaching is pervasive and there is a billion-dollar industry in wigs, hair extensions and weaves.

I hope to hear what this young man has to say in the future. I seem to remember that he had written a column concerning class and race at Campion College a few months ago.

M. COLE (Rev)