Here's a bit from a famous poem by a famous colonial-era British author. I'll put the original and then an updated version, since his English is old and a little hard to understand. It's from "The Ballad of East and West," by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936). … [Read more...] about (Letter) East is East and West is West… will they ever meet? (a famous poem)
This belongs to the "random musing" category. What's your take? In some quarters, the Beijing Olympics were compared to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. During the debates of that IMHO ill-conceived moniker "Genocide Olympics", Jesse Owens' name was often used. A dominant narrative was that in 1936 the more progressive United States, sent in some black athletes such as Jesse Owens … [Read more...] about (Letter) Jesse Owens, Hitler and Olympics (narratives and history as it really happened)
It's apparently an advertisement in Spain's best-selling newspaper. The Spanish Olympic basketball players, donned Li-Ning Spanish uniforms, are seen in this ad making slit-eyes gesture. … [Read more...] about (Letter) Are you offended by this picture?
Tom Miller of the South China Morning Post has generated somewhat doubtful outrages with an article alleging Beijing ordered bars not to serve blacks. For now, however, Beijing Boyce seems to have seriously deflated the credibility of Tom Miller's work. (H/T Danwei) … [Read more...] about The danger of categorically accusing others of prejudice