Complexion Is More Complex



Complexion is far more complex than many pinks think.

by Ray Deonandan

A version of this article first appeared in The Toronto Star on April 18, 1994. An altered version then appeared in India Currents Magazine in February, 1995, under the title, “Rainbow of Races.” It was reproduced here on The Podium on April 13, 2000, with the author’s permission. The author retains all copyrights.


I’m a brown guy. Not an Indian or an Indo-Canadian or a Canadian-Asian or – God forbid! – a “person of colour.” I’m basically brown, and other brown guys nod to me in a show of solidarity when they pass me on the street. Continue reading