Nicaraguan postage stamp honoring the late Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente, who died in an airplane accident while delivering emergency supplies to the country after an earthquake in 1972.
Clemente was significantly darker than in this image and proud of it!
Yea, this is kind of odd. On one hand, it’s cool that they are honoring Clemente in this way.
But seriously, Clemente was very dark and it was a big point of pride with him. The struggles he overcame in the United States came from the fact that he was not only a Latino, but black as well.
This kind of light-washing is very depressing to me.