In the 19th C. there was a time when "white" women from the Caucasus would stiffen and bush her hair like an 'Afro.'
Until 50 yrs ago, it was widely assumed in the West that China had no tradition of scientific thought and innovation.
The cliche was that Chinese were good at imitating, not originating…we now know better. Ancient China’s precocity in almost every field of scientific achievement (medicine, metallurgy, ceramics, mechanics, chemistry, physics, mathematics) has since been acknowledged.
"…[GOPer] McLeod said she believes the Palin administration fostered a 'culture of corruption' in Alaska where neither she nor her top aides were accountable to rules of transparency in government."