But herein lies the problem. While Sangeetha has every right to speak out against the perceived Chinese Privilege, she might have hit some raw nerve, when she wrote "I’m the only person who gets to decide what Chinese privilege is or isn’t." Which drove one reader to write in, indicating while he believe in Sangeetha's cause against racism, we all need to see her for what she really is - an imperfect human unable to look past your own ego.Read More »
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A netizen responded to a forum letter decrying the increasing racial discrimination prevalent in Singapore by reminding the letter writer, a Chinese Singaporean, of her Chinese Privilege.Read More »
YALE-NUS INVITES CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE TO SPEAK ON CHINESE PRIVILEGE, CREATES MORE RACIAL DIVIDE IN S’PORE?
Saw this at the Yale-NUS library. Even for a "liberal" college, this is a new low. Might be my own opinion but shouldn't we be striving to rid ourselves of our C/M/I/O markers? Shouldn't we be striving to create a truly Singaporean identity, no matter how contrived it may be? Playing ethnic/racial lines and politicising this issue is a sure fire way to deepen racial lines and cause greater divide.Read More »
Local radio station Kiss 92FM is under flak after its morning radio djs Maddy, Jason and Arnold made racially insensitive remarks which stereotyped minorities in Singapore. Netizens were outraged at what they perceived as Chinese privilege in Singapore even though one of the radio djs involved is caucasian. The comments were made when the DJs expressed surprised at the latest sleep report claiming that most Chinese Singaporeans got enough sleep whereas minorities get less sleep. The DJs opined that Malays and Indian Singaporeans get less sleep because they were raised to have fun and party.Read More »
Fucking hell. So there was a child sitting in the child seat at the kopidiam and he rocked back and almost fell. I darted towards the chair was about to topple. The old uncle manage to pick up the child and I got the chair just in time. I help them set up the chair and went back to my seat. Only to hear those racist bastards say in Chinese, ni kan, ta hui zua ni. Which mean "you see later he catch you" it's a Singapore slang and racist troupe implying that the darkskinned person will kidnap you.Read More »