there is only one way to put this pandemic in check is a total nationwide stay at home order, essential businesses means grocery stores and medical facilities only. wasted too much time already , Phuket Sandbox is a pipedream , why would any sane vaccinated tourist want to come and be still be in quarantine +restricted to travel?
I've had this discussion many times and I fully agree - the word itself should not offend and is not offensive, but can obviously be used offensively with added context, but that's not unlike nearly any other word.
Tim covered this in an episode of "Ask the Thais" a while ago, and he said he thinks Farang is racist, because it's like saying "oh, you're black" in western countries. I recall seeing him say that, and wondering what's wrong with his example? Why is it offensive to, for instance, describe someone or a group of people with a distinctive, observable characteristic, in order to differentiate them from another individual or group, for the purpose of communicating something?
If there's a black guy standing among a group of Thais, is it not more effective to explain "that black guy" than to try to find some other thing like his shirt or his glasses? How stupid would it sound if I tried to point out "that person standing in the center whose life matters and has a somewhat darker skin tone but not necessarily due to melanin"? I could also, of course, add something to "that black guy" which could then render my comment to be racist.
Farang isn't racist. White guy isn't racist. Black guy isn't racist. Asian guy isn't racist. Guy isn't sexist. Critical race theory is toxic.