When Kit Siang called for the Chinese to unite under DAP and vote against the BN, it’s not racism.When UMNO called the Malays to unite under UMNO, that’s racism ….according to some Chinese racist politicians.
I always thought the Malays are the least racist among the three major races in this country.At least they don’t call other races “kui” or hantu.
My late paternal grandfather, a Pathan who hailed from the North West Frontier was also a racist as I remember him when I was a young man.The irony is he married my grandmother, a native woman completely of different cultural background, successfully subdued and converted her to his cultural demands.A strict disciplinarian, he would not accommodate anything that may change his cultural hangovers.
Those are things we don’t understand when we were kids, ignorant, impressionable, nurtured within our own cocoon and we could not accept when we were told not to mix with certain group people, our friends.
Children, would never be racist, they are colour blind, it is the adults that teach them to be racist.
Now, DAP instigated Chinese educationists to pressure the government to remove all non-Mandarin speaking teachers from all Chinese schools.
If this isn’t racism, tell me, what is?
When I was in school during the colonial days my English teacher was an Indian, my maths teacher was an Indian, my history teacher was a Chinese, my geography teacher was a Chinese, my physic and chemistry teachers were Indians and my principal was a white man and a homosexual.
I, sometimes, joked with my close Chinese friends that the Chinese are probably the most racist people on earth because every other race they called “kui” which means devil……..Malaikui, Kelingkui, Bengalikui and so forth.
If you are an English man in Hong Kong you would be called a “Gweilo”, another form of devil. The Chinese have many racially deprecatory words for foreigners.
Thank goodness, my close Chinese friends are not racists, at least they don’t seem to show it in front of me.
The only one not “kui” are the Chinese.
How nice to be Chinese!