Band-Aids Were For One Skin Color.

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
May 20, 2007 11:51pm CST
At the risk of coming across like a jerk, I have to say that I believe that Band-Aids were made for only one skin color, before. I have a picture of me as a child and for some reason I have a Band-Aid on both knees and they show very well. However, when a caucasian puts on a Band-Aid, it disappears. I am in no way prejudice, I love all races equally, but this was just an observation that I made and was wondering if there was anything to it.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
21 May 07
Hate to tell you hon, but they don't disappear on most of us caucasians either. I think there are probably only a few people in the world who have that same skin color, and great for them, but the rest of us just have to deal with it. Course, when I was a kid, we often bought the ones with cartoon characters and such on them. It was considered a badge of honor to have bandaids all over you. Now days I get the cloth ones because they seem to stick better. They're way darker than my skin, but fortunately I don't have to use them as often as I did back then!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 May 07
Wearing Band-Aids was a badge of honor? Well, maybe that is why I had one on both knees. Either that or they afforded me double the attention I always seek.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
21 May 07
Yeah, might have just been because I was a bit of a tom boy. If you had a good story to go along with the scrapes and bruises, all the better! LOL
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• United States
23 May 07
I had a friend in high school who loved to wear bandaids precisely because she new it did not match her skin tone. She thought it was funny and loved to see the look on other people's faces when the realized. If they did not notice she was sure to make it obvious. She was a real character and she made people laugh.
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• United States
22 May 07
I am caucasian and I never thought about it and I guess you right. I think they make clean bandaids but they are not truley clear. Have you seen the colored wrap that is purple, red, pink and other colors? I Love them they stand out on anyone with any skin tone.
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Rozie, I apologize for not ever noticing your point before now. You're right, of course. We've advanced to making very bright, colorful and fun bandaids for children to wear but we have yet to make them so anyone can wear them without them being noticeable. I dont' know why but if you want to do something about that I will support it, even being a caucasian.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
9 Jun 07
Actually, they do have them in all shades now. The newer colors are made of cloth. I was not expecting the responses that I have gotten from this. I really thought I was just making a silly observation, I wasn't even real sure that there was anything truth to it.
@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
7 Oct 07
it is entirely possible, now that you mention it, but on a brighter note at least people are given a wider choice of band aid colours and patterns to choose from, such as plain transcluscent ones, to those patterned with cartoon characters and such