Light skin, in agriculture-based Asian societies, was a proxy for wealth and aristocracy, marking a person who could afford to stay out of the sun-drenched fields.
Wasn't it the same thing for the feudal Europe's society for a while?
(which is actively cultivated by a government that frequently uses campaigns against foreigners to quash domestic discontent)
why are they talking about Russ— oh
Indian actor Aamir Khan—a 53-year-old veteran of the Mumbai film industry—has become China’s most beloved marquee idol, generating a staggering $190 million in Chinese box office for last year’s $11-million-budget Bollywood sports drama Dangal, and following that up this year with $118 million in China to date for his $2.3 million Secret Superstar.
For some reason, I find this absolutely adorable.
The core of the article is to highlight the projection that some Americans involved engage in. "They don't like blacks, so they must be racist". No, not really, as the article presents. Black Panther's popularity is in its America-based antithesis that wouldn't play to any similar extent anywhere else. China doesn't have the history of shipping, enslaving and otherwise oppressing blacks; nor does Russia, Germany or Chile. China lacks the extensively-complicated relations that races have accumulated in the US; so does Albania, Sweden and Papua New Guinea.
Black Panther is an American film, first and foremost. I've heard it hailed as an emancipatory story for the blacks of the US. I haven't seen it yet, so I can't attest to its quality. However, culturally, expecting it to excel or crumble based on the US' deep-seated racial relationships background makes no sense. The purpose of the article is to make people recognize that.