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This blog celebrates the beauty of Asian men by illustrating the depth and variety that is so often missed by those who make foolish statements like "All Asians look the same." It is primarily a photo blog, but I will also occasionally write comments related to Asian men and gay life as it relates to them.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

White List (A World of Color, Day Nine)

Note: This is part 9 in a series of posts titled A World of Color. You can read the previous posts here: Introduction, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, and Black.



White, generally, is a color associated with positive feelings of peace, purity, and innocence. In Western cultures (and others), for example, brides will wear white on their wedding day; however, sometimes if it is her second marriage, she will wear red. White is often associated with things spiritual or other-worldly. Angels are generally portrayed wearing white robes. Ghosts are generally depicted as white. White is also associated with the medical profession, as in doctors and nurses. A "white list" is a term to describe good or acceptable items. Increased (and proper) sensitivity over racial prejudice has caused many previously-used "white" terms to fall out of use.

White can also be used in a negative sense as well, though. When someone tries to cover up or distract from something improper that has been done we call it a "whitewash" (for example, what the Republicans in the US Congress are attempting to do with the Foley controversy).



Would you like any of these guys to be your white knight?....





























2 comments:

Kevin said...

also, in china, white is the color of death

TK said...

Sigh, so many cute boys...