If you insert the term "inscrutable Asiatic countenance" in Google, you only get a couple of results. One likes to think that this is because few people would use such a horrendously racist stereotype.
But Dominic Lawson has.
Exactly what you'd want from somebody invited to lead a multiracial community, don't you think?
No, me neither.
More Lawson tomorrow. In the mean time, we might add to the list of constituencies of whom Lawson is liable to speak objectionably, feminists.
Sunday Times, 6 January 2013
And gay people.
Romaine, Communiating Gender, Lawrence Erlbaum, 2009, p. 298. Romaine cites Lawson's comments as follows:
It's going to be an inclusive kind of Presidency, isn't it?
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EDIT: Just this evening I came across this remarkable commentary. Do we really, in 2014, want our president to talk about girls dressing as if they "were on the game", or to use phrases like "debauched as her demeanour seems intended to demonstrate"?
[Sax Rohmer, for those not getting Mig Greengard's reference]
[Thanks to Rob Thompson]