A model in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, promotes skin whitening products. Photo: AFP

Racist landlords in Malaysia to Chinese privilege in Singapore, why is Asia so hung up on skin tone?

An obsession with porcelain complexions may benefit the US$20 billion skin-whitening industry but it causes untold human misery. A new generation – and films like Black Panther – brings hope of a brighter, not lighter, future

Topic |   Racism

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A model in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, promotes skin whitening products. Photo: AFP
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