On a lighter note, I saw this very interesting picture of the former Dominican baseball player. This to me brought up the phenomenon of “passing”, when persons of African (or Indian) descent try to fit a European standard of beauty by using their lighter complexions or try to obtain such skin tone or do so for an oppurtunity at a better life. But this man is a multimillionaire and a national figure in his country. The photo is at http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-08-sammy-sosa-nov08,0,7519658.story. Though there may be other factors to his use of this face cream, what do you all think of this?

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