Red head discrimination facts

  • During 16th and 17th century witch-hunts in England, many redheads were stripped to look for marks of a witch. Marks of a witch included moles, scares, or freckles. This made the lifespan for a redhead in England during this time very, very short.
  • Earlier Egyptians considered the colour red so unfortunate, that they had ceremonies where they burned red haired women alive to get rid of the tint. When they weren’t burning them alive, they were burying them alive as a sacrifice to the god Osiri.
  • Redheads are often depicted as untrustworthy, this dates back to the story in the bible where Judas, the betrayer of Jesus, was nearly always shown with red hair.
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