19 June 2008

Hmmm... Chinese = Black?

Yesterday on NPR I heard a story that was really interesting. It was about South Africa and how the Chinese there are going to be reclassified as Black. This will help them get a leg up. The ruling is "aimed at ending white domination in the private sector."

Interesting how governments work. Interesting how even over 14 years after apartheid there is still not full equality.


  1. The fact that anyone should have to be reclassified as anything to be seen equally disturbs me. I thought I had more to say about it... a lot went through my mind when I read the article you linked, but now... I just feel speechless.

  2. I understand. The whole idea of this strategy having to exist and occur is mind boggling.

  3. Asians have a lot in common with us. They can cook food that we like. Give me chicken fried race any day over a salad. They don't mind doing our hair and can do it well, and their kids can break dance, like rap, and we love their martial arts movies. They only pull better grades in general because they study more, and that's only because they're too short to play basketball with us.

    I think it'll work it out fine.



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