This article is about the portrait hanging in Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s office. The article states that Governor Jindal grew up in Louisiana. His parents immigrated from India, thus Governor Jindal has brown skin. A news writer wrote a story about Governor Jindal’s portrait, using a picture which shows a lighter skinned Governor Jindal. It turns out this is not the portrait Governor Jindal has hanging in his office and in the entranceway. The skin color in these portraits is not completely brown, suggesting the reluctance to depict a brown skin color on the portraits.
The lighter skin toned portraits of Governor Jindal, while not completely Caucasian, are more of a tanned color.
The article suggests that the lighter skinned portraits speak volumes about the racial climate in Louisiana today. According to the article, Louisiana and Mississippi have a history of being among the most racial states in the country.
The much ado about the portatraits stems from someone’s attempt to exaggerate the color of the skin because of the racial awareness in the U.S. Although the attempt failed and the truth was revealed, there still seems to be some talk about the lightness of skin color in the portrait.