n.— «The assumptions are that beauty is not obviously black; although, in the context of Jamaica, and perhaps the rest of the English-speaking Caribbean, it is not overtly Caucasian and aquiline. Something in between translates in Jamaican parlance to “browning,” the mixed-raced person legitimised by beauty contests and endorsed in popular culture.» —“The dilemma of skin bleaching” Jamaica Gleaner (Kingston) Jan. 22, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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