yeah, well you know, i was probably fucked up at the time.
"In the design of film and motion technology, a lot of this was conceived of the idea of the best representation of white people. And I don’t mean to say that it was a deliberate and exclusionary practice, but [it was] much more of a willful obliviousness, if you will. So color film in its early stages pretty much developed around trying to measure the image against white skin. …"
Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography : Code Switch : NPR