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mk  ·  1503 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Story of the Black Band-Aid

The clear band-aids typically have a 'flesh-colored' patch on the gauze part. Even if the tape is perfectly clear, a white gauze will look less obvious on 'white' skin than 'black' skin.

Perhaps a better way to think about it, is if currently all band-aids were dark, or if the clear ones had a dark gauze patch. In that case, it would be understandable for 'white' people to want a lighter option rather than sport something that looked like a large mole or birthmark at a distance.