Friday, July 23, 2010

Tanning Tax

This is an email that I recieved today:

I was speaking with a very intelligent man that I know today, and he pointed out something of interest to me. While I was aware of the new 10% tax on tanning salons, I hadn’t given it much thought. I mean, I don’t patronize tanning salons, so what would I care right? Well, my friend asked me to tell him who goes into tanning salons. Hmmmm. Let’s see – well, people who want a tan right? People who need a tan. People with pasty skin. Light skinned people are the only people, in any number, who would ever go into a tanning salon. So, this is really a tax on light skinned people and yet I don’t recall hearing any outcry from the media. Imagine that. If Congress passed, and light skinned president signed, any bill that targeted people of color - there would be a poop storm of Biblical proportion. I guess it’s only racism when light skinned people do it. At least I got that all figured out now and I can move on .No, I’m not making it up:

Does anyone find this a bit messed up? 


  1. Ummm my cousin tans and she is Mexican. She still has color to her she isn't light skinned she just likes to tan every now and then to even her skin tone. Light skinned people are not the only people who tan. Anyone tans.