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Hindu leader urges Australia to put ‘multi-faith centres’ in hospitals

By Thu, Apr 09, 2015 8:43AM UTC 19 Comments

With anti-Islam rallies held in 16 cities and regional locations throughout Australia over the Easter weekend, religious leaders are responding to the hostility, and one is offering a subtle solution....

Interview with Kaewmala: On doughnuts, blackface and Thai racism

By Tue, Sep 03, 2013 10:00AM UTC 1 Comment

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...

Racism in Singapore: Our own problem

By Mon, Oct 15, 2012 10:23PM UTC 0 Comment

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...

Thailand’s skin whitening craze: How far will it go?

By Thu, Sep 27, 2012 11:13PM UTC 21 Comments

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,...

“Chink in the Armor”: Racism or a lax copy editor?

By Sun, Feb 19, 2012 11:26AM UTC 0 Comment

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...

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