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Links 1 through 4 of 4 by Latoya Peterson tagged facepalm

"Of all the unfamiliar products in a Chinese supermarket, one of the most shocking to American visitors is a toothpaste featuring the logo of a minstrel singer in a top hat, flashing a white smile. Even more shocking: the paste, known as Darlie in English and as Black People Toothpaste in Chinese, is a product of the Hawley & Hazel Group, a Hong Kong–based company established in 1933, which is now owned in part by the Colgate-Palmolive Co."

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"Then there's the issue of race. The TV series was, quite rightly, criticised for rarely featuring non-Caucasian characters. The first film's nervy response to this was to include a black character, but as Carrie's assistant, played by Jennifer Hudson, who is cravenly grateful for Carrie's designer cast-offs, and then returns in the end to the south, where black people belong. The second film goes even further, because King sends the characters to Abu Dhabi. Not since 1942's Arabian Nights has orientalism been portrayed so unironically. All Middle Eastern men are shot in a sparkly light with jingly jangly music just in case you didn't get that these dusky people are exotic and different." 

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"Puma will launch Animagical, new fragrances for men and women, next month. The Animagical duo is fronted by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and was inspired by 'the magic of Africa'." 

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"On Sunday, one named @chaseronio likened the director to no less than Martin Luther King Jr. in a tweet: 'Ur the MLK of fatties.'
“'I have a Dream,' Smith twittered back with deadpan aplomb. 'And two lunches (meatball parm & Trix). And a couple of Twinkies. And a Diet Coke.'"

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