End Micro-Aggressions in Art Supplies

End Micro-Aggressions in Art Supplies

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Katherine Kerns started this petition to Senator Tammy Duckworth

One of the most common school’s supplies requirements for today’s youth are art supplies. Art is a great way for students to express themselves and be creative. 

However, there is a detrimental issue in the naming of colors in many art supplies companies. The title of “flesh color” is given to a shade of white, whereas “burnt umber” or “charcoal” are the names given to other skin tones. Art supplies should be versatile and not ostracize young artists. No student should ever need to ask “Where is my skin tone?” when trying to express themselves. Art companies need to be diverse and include all skin tones, not just those of white people. Right now young People of Color are being left out by art companies and are being put in a situation where they feel different because they are being overlooked. This is unacceptable. 

Art companies should either change the name of the white shade labeled “flesh” to a name like the other colors are given or should rename or create new colors that would better represent all people that come in every package. 

Please consider signing so that no young person is forced to feel like an outsider when they are trying to create.

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