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‘Whitening’ Dentists Blasted for Wearing Offensive Cultural Dresses in Magazine Ad

Three dentists in North Carolina sparked fury on social media after wearing traditional dresses of other cultures for a “whitening” advert.

The dentists, identified as Anita Wells, Jill Sonner, and Anna Abernethy, wore what appeared to be Japanese, Native American, and Scottish garb in the ad of Renaissance Dental Center, which was published in Midtown Magazine.

Vietnamese-American Arrested For Destroying Confederate Statue in North Carolina

Vietnamese-American Ngoc Loan Tran is one of four protesters who have been arrested for participating in toppling a statute of a confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina.

According to the Herald Sun, deputies arrested Takiyah Fatima Thompson, 22, on Tuesday afternoon for her part in pulling down the century old statue. Tran, 24, along with Dante Emmanuel Strobino, 35, attended Thompson’s court hearing on Wednesday morning when they, too, were arrested. Peter Gull Gilbert, 36, was arrested a few hours later.