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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Friday, January 30, 2009

We are not racist .... what a bunch of hog crap

The orang putih everywhere always like to pride themselves as being not racist. The say they are color blind. There is equality.

What a bunch of smelly hog crap.

In my few days in Europe I have already been exposed to subtle references to "... but she is Asian and it takes her a while to do things." ; "...oh you know how it is with Asians."

In USA, everyone is harping at the 1st black president. Firstly, Obama is only half black. And secondly, why even refer him as the 1st Black president - he looks a little brown to me. Plus he is the best person for the job.

Okay, orang putih are colorblind alright - they are peach but call themselves white, they call anyone that is dark as black, they call Chinese yellow - obviously they cannot differentiate colors.

A friend of mine, a rare orang putih (who is married to a Vietnamese) said he is sad when his kids are referred to as white americans and would even be sad if they are refered to as Asian Americans. "Why can't they just be referred to as Americans?"

In Malaysia, racism is ingrained as part of our lives. It is sad but at least most of us accept we are racist, we live in a racist society and environment.

Of course, people like me, my wife and my friends including very open minded prince and princesses of the soil (bumiputeras) are trying our best to be better people and really starting to see beyond our skin colors, we accept that we are in a society that is racist.

But the crap is that the orang putih are racist but they will not accept it.

I have met many many people that are not racist, but what I am saying here is that racism is also part of their society.

The world will be a better place if the best person for the job get's the job, whether be it President of the United States or Prime Minister of Malaysia.

It took America hundreds of year to elect someone outside of white ... how more racist is that.

Ramblings and musings again... but had to do it because surprisingly in my 3-4 days in Europe, I have already been exposed to this subtle or direct racism.

I have many great friends in all walks of life, all colors of skin, all levels of education, all types of height, and sexual preferences . . . I am proud. Many a times in application forms especially in Malaysia where they ask race, I put HUMAN.

I am only a human, not perfect, but thriving to be a better human.

Take care and be well.

5 comments:

bal said...

Well said Nils, well said. very glad and proud to say that you are my friend. u go tell the dutch fellas where to get off. go show them how to do it right.

b.

Ser said...

Gosh, the Dutch in Netherlands are no better than the Dutch who come work here in Malaysia.

So typical Mat Sallehs...subtle or not.

Bravo dear for writing about it. It couldn't be any better.

Ser said...

We learn to be racist, therefore we can learn not to be racist. Racism is not genetical. It has everything to do with power.
-- Jane Elliot

We are still conditioning people in this country and, indeed, all over the globe to the myth of white superiority. We are constantly being told that we don't have racism in this country anymore, but most of the people who are saying that are white. White people think it isn't happening because it isn't happening to them.
-- Jane Elliot

Ser said...

Jane Elliott (born 1933, Riceville, Iowa) is an American teacher and anti-racism activist. While she has no formal training in psychology, she created the famous “blue-eyed/brown-eyed” exercise, first done with grade school children in the 1960s, and later became the basis of diversity training.

Nil said...

I am glad that the people that I am directly working with are very good and I am sure that I will be a better person when I come out of this.