This is a link to a retread, a post that I wrote a couple of years ago. It has started showing up in my stats, so I checked it out. The information in the post is still good, but a couple of things sprang to mind:
For one thing, I have corrected the problem of not having a black American friend in Thailand. Thanks, Eddie! Great guy, and a fine cook too. I'm very happy to know him.
Also, the post reminded me that I have changed my mind about capitalizing "black" and "white." I had been capitalizing them because to call American Negroes "black" seemed to me to be selling them short, it seemed too casual. My intentions were good, but "Black" and "White" were not popular designations. Mostly because the "White" seemed aggrandizing. So I've gone to the lower case. I think that some people were offended, and I apologize for that.
Here's the old post.
Spin Easy Time!: Black People In Thailand: No, I don’t mean “black” in the local sense, which merely means “copper colored and darker than the usual Thai person.” I mean Black in the ...