Doughnut chain Dunkin’ Donuts came under fire last week in Thailand for an ad campaign showing an Asian woman painted in blackface to promote a new chocolate flavored product. Word spread quickly on social media, which was quickly followed by outrage and accusations of racism against the campaign. While the CEO of the Thai franchise...
Last week Amy Cheong’s Facebook rant against Malay void deck weddings sparked an outrage amongst Singaporeans. She was swiftly fired from her position of Assistant Director by the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), and a police report was lodged. The righteous (self-righteous?) indignation of many Singaporeans continued to rage online even after Ms. Cheong issued...
By Kaewmala The skin whitening craze has reached women’s pubic areas in Thailand. Officially. This new development has been well recorded by international press. Kate Hodal of The Guardian reported on 23 September 2012: A new product said to make women’s intimate areas ‘fairer within four weeks’ has revived the beauty debate in colour-conscious Thailand,...
An undrafted player from Harvard (not exactly a basketball powerhouse) spends his time as a bench warmer in a struggling NBA team until injuries to several starting players give him a chance to start. He takes the ball and runs with it.. up and down the court, demonstrating great skill, helping his team get on...
One of the things I like best about studying political science is reading the opinions and insights of people from another age (whether they be through archives or biographies or whatever). It’s really interesting to chart various developments over time in the way we think about certain things. Obviously humans as a biological species don’t...
Chinese media freedom activist Zhang Lei goes on trial
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:24PM UTC
Chinese authorities say Xinjiang violence continued despite crackdown
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:19PM UTC
Japanese newspaper apologizes for using term ‘sex slaves’
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Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 6:01PM UTC
Indonesian, 2 Filipinos convicted over 2002 bombing
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:43PM UTC
Prince William to visit China, Japan next year
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