Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chocolate Girls etc...

A while back I worked with a Chinese guy who once told me - 'Chinese people are very racist. They call negroes "black devils" and "lazy" and aren't that much more fond of white folks either. If you're not Chinese, you're second class'. I guess I wasn't surprised, but it didn't really make an impression on me. Until a couple of days ago. When I read the story about a half-black/half-chinese girl who won some talent competition in China, and people started writing in for her to "get out of the country" or saying it is "better if she'd never been born."

And this got me thinking about the double standards in this world. Developing countries always bitch and moan about European imprerialism and racism, but the funny thing is that they are just as bad if not worse. They don't even feel guilty about it.

It's the same in this country - blacks will bitch about racism but they will be just as racist towards whites, asians and latinos. And vice versa. It's human nature. If the Europeans didn't enslave the Africans, the Chinese would have (look at what they're doing in Africa now). And the Africans would do the same to whoever is lower on the totem pole.


Blogger The back of the hill said...

Which, davka, is why I will never take Savage Kitten on a trip to South-East Asia.

In the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and probably also Thailand (never been there, so don't actually know), if a woman of Asian extraction is seen with a white guy, it is automatically assumed that she is a whore. And will be treated accordingly.

December 23, 2009 2:08 PM  

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