People have traversed the world for millennia, marrying and producing children of multiple heritages. In some parts of the world, the ethnically mixed 'look' is quickly becoming a new trend in beauty. In Thailand, mixed-race people discriminated against for looking “different” when they were younger are finding themselves rising to fame as models, pop stars, and game show hosts. Some see this trend as a positive shift toward a sort of “global culture,” but others aren't so certain that the pendulum won't swing back to a more nationalist, disparaging view of people of mixed race people. – YaleGlobal
Oh Blue-Eyed Thais, Flaunt Your Western Genes!
Thursday, August 29, 2002
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