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Fri May 28, 2021, 06:22 PM

Spain's postal service accused of racism over flesh-toned stamps

Spain’s state-owned postal service has been accused of a damaging and counterproductive approach to equality after issuing a set of flesh-toned, anti-racism stamps in which the stamp with the lightest skin colour is worth more than twice as much as the darkest one.

On Tuesday, Correos España unveiled the set of four “equality stamps”: a pale, €1.60 one, a slightly darker €1.50 one, a brown €0.80 one, and a black €0.70 one.

The postal service said the initiative, which was developed in collaboration with the national SOS Racismo federation, had been launched on the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd to help highlight enduring inequalities.

“At Correos, we believe a person’s value shouldn’t have any colour, which is why we’re launching Equality Stamps, a collection of stamps in which the darker the colour of the stamp, the less its value,” the service said in a tweet. “That’s a reflection of a painful and unfair reality that shouldn’t exist.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/28/spains-postal-service-accused-of-racism-over-flesh-toned-stamps

A public message that you have to explain like that is badly-thought out.

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Fri May 28, 2021, 06:24 PM

1. yikes...

Having said Yikes... the Spaniards (and Portuguese) are extremely racist and support a cultural stigma for the darker skinned in their communities.

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