My most recent piece in the Sun newspaper is my observation of Malaysians when it comes to race and xenophobia, especially when it comes to darker skinned migrants. This is really sad. Being of mixed race, it really is shocking to me whenever racism rears its ugly head.
If we’re really honest, we’re a pretty racist and xenophobic nation. Some political groups still represent only one race (think 19th century), something that perplexed me even as a child. We also know we dislike migrants, surprising though that may be, considering how many of us are descendants of migrants.
It doesn’t have to be Rohingya. Our racist and xenophobic nature rears its ugly head with the Bangladeshis, Indonesians, Filipinos; so long as they are working “beneath” us, or have darker skin or are just different, we don’t like them.
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What do you think? Do you think we’re racist and xenophobic? Or am I being overdramatic? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.