We have always known that people in mainland China are pretty bad. Spend some time there and you will be generally disgusted by the lack of manners and outright rudeness everywhere. What you may not have known (but I knew!) is that people in China are also FRIGHTENINGLY racist. Our favorite blog, Chinasmack, had a recent post about the UNBELIEVABLY horrid and racist treatment of Lou Jing (read HERE). The biracial girl won some kind of “American Idol” type contest in China, and she and her family have been suffering vile abuse ever since.
Now, our favorite bastion of ineptitude, the New York Times, has a “room for debate” blog post called “China’s Changing Views on Race.” There are a few laughable problems with their premise. 1. The presumption is that this is “debatable.” Well, the fact that people in China are extremely RACIST is not debatable. Anyone living there can tell you so. 2. The idea that China’s views on race may be “changing” is a joke. The only way they may change is to become even more RACIST in China. We are talking about a stone-age culture where Han chauvinism is so much the norm that it is never even discussed, it is not worth comment because it is EVERYWHERE in China, like bad smells and dirty people.
But you don’t need to believe me. Just READ THE COMMENTS on the NY Times blog post. There are a HUGE number of eyewitness accounts in the comments of the “non-changing” RACIST environment from people LIVING IN CHINA. This view runs counter to those of the NY Times “panel,” who seem to have been selected only for being Chinese. As commenters noted, NONE of these people actually live in China. They are also – mostly – the typical type of China apologists. Funny that China is such an enlightened, modern place and yet none of these Chinese choose to live there.
This NY Times blog post, most of the coverage in Chinasmack, and my own personal experiences living in China leave no room for doubt: people in China are the WORST PEOPLE.
Thanks for reading.