Originally Posted by tonton
I'm not comparing it to Hong Kong, Nick. Two wrongs don't make a right.
And there are more Indonesian helpers these days than Filipinos.
Glad you took note of the help and who they happen to be. The point is you are comparing because you claim certain comments or actions are exclusive to certain type of people. They aren't. Some hide it better. Some show it a different way but there's no one lock on in terms of people, place or party on perfection or hatred.
You do have a point that I've raised very strongly, especially with recent news with the right of abode issue, which caused the "Liberal" faction in Hong Kong to lose important government seats in the recent election. The Chinese here are racist. It's true. The government also manipulated numbers to make it appear that the impact of allowing ROA applications for helpers would be greater than it really would be.
But there certainly aren't people spewing their hatred openly, in public, or even saying online or otherwise that their race is SUPERIOR to any other, and that others are inferior like animals, the way the fuckheads on the link were saying.
They certainly aren't in front of you but that doesn't mean they aren't doing it. I mean you are part of that 5% of the population that is not ethnic Chinese and you are white. I haven't done a thesis on the ethnic Chinese and their views of every race but they certainly place themselves at the top and begrudgingly keep whites as equals to superiors with the view that if they are superior, it is a temporary blip and things will resume their natural course soon. So they might not express it towards you because you are not Chinese but you also are not inferior in their minds.
Perhaps you need to take a ethnic Chinese friend down to a place where the 5% would be the 99% which is what it appears this woman had happening to her on what looks like public transit. Stick someone you suspect might harbor such views in a room where they are cheek to cheek (as in butt cheek) with a bunch of dark skinned Filipinos and see what sort of insensitive things wander out fo their mouths.
For my part, I volunteer at a human rights organization here, as I've mentioned before, and I've been a member of paid staff once upon a time. This organization receives most of its funding from the US Government via the NED, a program which I oppose. I don't support the NED, even though they support the organization to which I belong and give my time.
I'm interested in hearing your objections to the NED.
What do you there in the States to do your part to end racism, Nick? And do you think those comments on the article I linked to are generally acceptable? Were the woman's remarks in the video generally acceptable?
I graduated from a CSULB. It's diversity record speaks for itself. I had both my boys attend school in a dual-immersion and bi-cultural school. My rentals and business operate in a non-discriminatory manner. I work helping almost exclusively minority populations and finally even you know about my Kiva micro-lending.
As to whether it is acceptable or not, free speech to me means it ought not be a crime. I believe life has it's own consequences for such actions and good outcomes by her will be missed due to her not making herself available to all the talents and opportunities out there.