Tackle casual racism with conversation

The recent controversy over "brownface" - namely, whether you should reduce someone's skin colour to a punchline - may have cooled.

Everyone involved in the e-pay advertisement, which featured Singapore actor Dennis Chew with his skin visibly darkened, has apologised.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 25, 2019, with the headline 'Tackle casual racism with conversation'. Print Edition | Subscribe