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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Segregation

Take a look at old photos. You see a sign in a town in America, dating from the 1950s, saying NO NIGGERS, NO JEWS, NO DOGS

There is not just one. In other public places there are notices on toilet walls or near water fountains: this side for 'whites' and that side for 'coloreds'.

Segregation: 'Negroes', 'Jews', people of yellow skin, brown skin, and dogs are not allowed…

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Monday, January 08, 2018

Java Holds the Key

HASTO Kristiyanto stopped for a moment as he was about to take a sip from his mineral water in Tempo’s editorial meeting room last Friday. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general apologized for his petai, or stinky bean, breath. "Last night I was served stinky-bean fried rice by the President.