In the beginning of BJDs, there was ‘normal’ skin, and ‘white’ skin. That made some sense, since the dolls were ‘normally’ cast in a sort of neutral peachish or yellowish non-white hue, and the ‘white’ dolls were actually paper white. Until some companies came along and introduced ‘tan’ skin and ‘ebony’ skin. I think its time to switch ‘normal skin’ to ‘caucasian skin’, or ‘peach skin’ or some other word besides ‘normal’. Because…it doesn’t really make any sense anymore.
Its hard if you have been in the hobby for a while to change your own learned terminology, but its definitely possible. I’m going to make the change myself.
I’ve started calling it peach skin. It isn’t really that hard of a change… and I’m a lot more comfortable with it.
The implication that ‘normal’ = ‘caucasian’ is rather problematic, yes. I agree with the change.