Actor Hank Azaria was once asked how the Simpsons writers created one of his most famous characters: Apu. "Right away they were like, 'Can you do an Indian accent and how offensive can you make it?'"
A reconstruction of Kennewick Man sculpted to resemble the Ainu people of Japan, considered by some at the time to be his closest living relatives. Now, a link to Native Americans has been confirmed.
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