It was then that Balthazar Tellez, a Portuguese ecclesiastic, deployed the term "albino," meaning "white negro," to describe the peculiarly complexioned
tribe members he witnessed off the coast of West Africa.
5) Like Naldi, Valentino was generally cast as a racial "other," but faced an advantage as a male because his smoldering sexuality, already associated through racist stereotyping with dark complexioned
characters, could be used to support Judeo-Christian values of self-sacrifice and spiritual reward.
Occasionally, he received affronting stares from whites when he and his lighter complexioned
sister Ellena were together, and as he told this author in a letter (Yerby, 1974), the police in several Southern states and even in the state of New York harassed him when they mistakenly thought his first wife, Flora Helen Claire, was white.
As Vaughan writes, "When all is said and done, the black characters that populated early modern theatres tell us little about actual black Africans; they are the projections of imaginations that capitalize on the assumptions, fantasies, fears, and anxieties of England's pale complexioned
Similarly, the minister Thomas Shepard is depicted as "pale complexioned
and lean" (12), mistrustful of a "faire and easie way to Heaven" (13), ever condemning the religious experiences that he himself lacked (236).
Therefore, they look down on lower class Egyptians who are generally dark complexioned
like sub-Saharan Africans.
How does one really distinguish between an olive complexioned
Caucasian man and an "Other" who describes himself as Italian and African American with fair skin?
Wilkinson was a rather short very dark complexioned
man with a healthy growth of whisker, good-natured and liked his glass in Anglo-Indian style; Armstrong, the second, a burly Tynesider; and Berry, the third, a good-natured lowland Scotchman with a twisted smile.
Lee didn't meet Moffett until four months after the murder, when he drove up to her house to show her a single picture of a dark complexioned
person she didn't recognize.
ASKING a comparatively dark complexioned
student to stand up while explaining racism to students or insisting a student to classify his/ her caste are the shocking ways used by a section of Delhi University English teachers.
The Hindu newspaper offered an answer in its editorial, "In a country where a multi-million rupee cosmetic industry thrives on promises of lightening a woman's skin color in 10, 20 or 30 days, it is fair to say that the dark complexioned
24-year-old wouldn't have stood a chance.
Most were dark, having been captured in parts of Asia where people are dark complexioned
, such as Malaysia, New Guinea, and the southern Phillipine Islands, including the island of Negros, so named because the Negritos lived there.