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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Yellow

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…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.