PREJUDICE does not die easily with history. There is a word, there is a color, which in the 19th century was known in Europe as something frightening: 'yellow'.
In 1853, Arthur de Gobineau published his 1,400-page tome titled Essai sur l'inégalité des races humaines, a treatise that set out to prove that man is not created equal. Racial roots determine quality. According to Gobineau there are three races…
A CCTV camera at the home of Novel Baswedan on Jalan Deposito T, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, recorded the movements of a heavy-set man who knocked on his door on the afternoon of April 5. He was wearing a black and white hat, a long-sleeved shirt and jeans. He could be seen talking with someone inside the house, who does not appear on the video.