2008? - OMG that's SOOOO long ago...!
Okay how about this little chestnut from last year...?
Okay how about this little chestnut from last year...?
There was a recent blog comment on the mixed race article posted by a White teenager:
'Considering your blog is about anti-Chinese racism, is it fair to say you are also racist to Whites, Blacks, Indians and other non-Chinese'?
I replied ' You wouldn't understand, you're not Chinese' This comment was immediately followed, by a presumably regular BBC reader who asked, 'Why don't you answer him ? Because you know he's right isn't it?'
To which I replied- ' Are you white too, or just white-washed?'
With the western economy faltering, these days, it's understandable where the first commentor, in typical selfish mercenarial interest would exploit his self-entitled white privilege in the Far East to get it on with a Chinese girl. After all, surely that's what visiting the Far East is largely about for white males? To create 'Asian fusion culture'?
But that as a BBC, I would have to defend my racial stance to a white person, and then get suddenly shot down by another BBC... is quite frankly, pathetic.
As you can see from articles here for clues as to the upbringing of a BBC with ignorant FOB parents with the white environment default.... and here as to clues as to BBC solidarity in terms of who they would speak out for when it came down to it - me or a non-Chinese....
Due to being so hampered by social engineering , BBC social identity hasn't been able to develop due to our mental 'space' filled with with liberal multiculturalist 'equality', a lack of real strong Chinese role models outside our own family, adopting white viewpoints, deifying the idea of having mixed race offspring, in actual fact, it's little surprise the aforementioned exchange happened.
In civil society, we have to get on with all kinds of people, but in understanding racial construct, if being 'racist to White/Asian/Black' is the way to go forward to create that mindspace for our Chinese identity to develop, then so be it. With the amount of selling out/white-washing we ethnic Chinese do/have been/is being done to us, having an actual separatist cultural mindset in this day and age, ought to be considered a great sign of self respect.
And why feel guilty about it? In a supposed equal British multicultural society, we are dominated by White advertising, white beauty adverts, white film stars, largely white government workers, with other British ethnic representation on the fringes of British society, even on TV , South Asians and Blacks are accepted as normal but rare appearances of ethnic Chinese...if female, hypersexualised and if male...invisible as usual.
Do you Confucian-minded BBCs really want to add to our own BBC exclusion by calling me racist?
In a white-is normal default environment , the more you side with a non-Chinese in identity and viewpoint and outlook, the less security you will have in your own ethnic Chinese social identity, and as long as you are an ethnic Chinese, your racial appearance is what you will be judged on.
Has anyone of you readers been on the receiving end of what I call 'inter-ethnic discrimination'?
Inter-ethnic discrimination is when a white-washed British ethnic minority makes a derogatory comment or behaves in a patronising way simply because you are a Chinese.
For example, last year, when I was coming back home from a night out on town with my friend - a group of South Asian lads - one in particular, being all boisterous on a Saturday night suddenly pointed at my ethnic Chinese friend and started laughing at him, that was looking grumpy - actually he had just lost at the Casino.
That my friend is 6ft tall, tough looking and not at all 'wimpy' looking didn't stop this boisterous group of South Asians to happily mock away. At the time my friend ignored it and as typical with these brief exchanges, the incident was over way before your mind can even register it.
In another incident, two years ago, I was with another friend, squinting to view the cinema timetable to see what was showing, when of two South Asian lads, queuing up to see a film - one started smirking because of the way I was squinting to view the cinema times.
They caught me looking at them, and because he was feeling excited about queuing for his Bollywood film, did a little mocking Indian dance as if to fob me off.
In quick retort, I devilishly whispered into my friend's his ear something about my self-designated nemesis being a rubberlimbed Dhalsim ( Character from the original Streetfighter arcade game) and we both started to smirk back at his dancing which shut him up as he immediately stopped dancing and turned away.
Inter-racial discrimination is one end product of ethnics being forced to 'integrate' into British social culture because this is precisely the way racist whites behave. And obviously the surprising thing, is that in ethnic company, you least expect it from another ethnic minority. Which is also why I have issues with BBCS becoming so white-washed - because at that level, it's not impossible to imagine even a BBC being anti-Chinese to another ethnic Chinese.
And with remarks from those same ignorant BBC's like 'Stop being a wimp if you think everything is racist'or 'you should learn self-defense' actually only empowers the seemingly 'casual' part of casual racism because apart from the need for that BBC to save face by acting the selfish tough-guy, it does very little for those actually unable to defend themselves , against the physical, mental threat and very real socially acceptable war own global Chinese population, have willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or unknowingly, been positioned to fight back against.
Dealing with inter-ethnic discrimination is never easy, but is it right to for BBC's to be equally discriminating back? And if not then how would you deal with it? Because by not acting out against it, we only perpetuate the myth in a western society that we are a pushover culture, something that our FOB parents have done little to prevent.