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Back in the first years of the campaign, we were trying to be pro-active and encourage others to be pro-active too.

I saw an ad from a young couple that included the phrase: No Asians.

My e-mail was short and a bit aggressive starting with: do you know how it feels to be Asian and read something like “no asians please.”

The reply: thanks for your message mate. It is food for thought and never really thought about it like that. We don’t have a racist bone in our bodies, it is purely a matter of sexual preference. Since you have been so diplomatic and polite, my good deed for the day is to change the ad immediately. Have a good night!

Success! I was v. pleased.

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