Chinese shop, Lower East

Chinese shop, Lower East Side, Manhattan.

Darlie brand toothpaste, which is quite popular in Asia, used to be called Darkie before it was bought by Colgate-Palmolive. It also had more overtly racist packaging. Here's a good history.

The Cantonese name ("Haak Yahn Nga Gou") still stayed the same, and the Chinese-language ads reassured users that, despite a cosmetic change to placate those inscrutable Westerners, "Black Man Toothpaste is still Black Man Toothpaste."
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I wrote a brief item for the business section of today's NYT: Paper Complains to Web Site About the Way It Links. A lawyer for the parent company of The Dallas Morning News recently asked the owner of a little site called BarkingDogs.org to stop "deep linking" to the paper's articles.

The story mentions that the site of the Providence Journal, which is owned by the same company as the Dallas paper, has a weblog, which of course deep-links to articles on other sites. Patrick of IWantMedia.com first pointed this out. (Update: Dave Winer points to a second ProJo weblog: Subterranean Homepage News.)

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