Are all Islanders in Asia dark skinned?

@blion23 (404)
United States
March 27, 2009 3:43pm CST
I am not meaning to be racist at all but it was just a thought. I have a coworker that says he is from the Phillipines however his skin is not very tan. So, I was just wondering, do all Asia islanders have dark shaded skin?
1 response
• United States
27 Mar 09
My grandmother is from the Philippines, and you would never know it to look at her. You have to remember one thing about the Philippines: many moons ago, the Spanish had control of the country. A lot of Spaniards moved to the country and settled in. Then the US had control of the country. A lot of Americans could live there with their American passports. My great-grandfather was from the US and moved there with the military. Because of this, my family, although they are from the Philippines, look as white as an Scandinavian. However, I can't speak for all Asian countries or island. But the closer they are to Australia, the more "whites" you will see. Not a racist question at all... you were simply curious!
@blion23 (404)
• United States
29 Mar 09
This was the answer that I was looking for. The history of the island has to do will a lot of the demographics of the people. Thanks also for the information about your family history, a real time example.