I just saw this on the TED site. Incredible story, Rick Smolan (the photgrapher who gave us the Day in the Life books, amongst other things) tells the story of being on assignment in Asia. He was there to photograph “Amerasian” kids – half American and half Asian kids, usually left behind by G.I.s and other US Military Personnel. These kids are ridiculed and shunned, and as such have an extremely difficult childhood, often followed by a marginalized adult life.
25 Minutes, take the time to watch it: