Switzerland still lacks any authoritative mainstream voices–like Oprah–who can talk about race from a minority viewpoint.
As the clumsy and insensitive commentaries in the Swiss press indicate, the Swiss have a long way to go to develop an understanding of the subtle ways of racism in our globalized world.
The US has the questionable distinction of being the only industrialized country that taxes its citizens who reside abroad.
(One would wish that the US would apply similar standards to US corporations, but that is a different matter.) Taxes aside, Turner seems to be genuinely at ease in Switzerland: “I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here.
After three unsuccessful attempts, Oprah apparently left the store without making a scene and without pulling “the black card,” as she put it.Giving gifts are fine, as well as flowers, but do not expect too much emotion and gratitude.