Once you read this post, you’ll know why I want to read this book.
"If Western racism is about genetic dispositions, Chinese prejudices and racism are more about achievements and standing in the world as applied to individuals or groups." Yan Sun, a professor of political science at the City University of New York, is the author of “A Sichuan Family and Tibet’s Future” and “My Han Relatives’ Views from Xinjiang.” (comes via The NYT China’s Changing Views on Race)
The NYT has an editorial, profiling the changing faces in China and how those faces are causing a national debate. And while their faces look like my brown face, their facial features are Chinese.
"Race matters in China, as it does in the U.S., with foreigners and immigrants of darker skin often treated poorly." Zai Liang is a professor of sociology and director of the Urban China Research Network at the University at Albany, SUNY. (comes via The NYT China’s Changing Views on Race)
I think it’s high time we had a global discussion about race!
Initially when this W.A.R. series started, and I decided to devote it exclusively to my blog, I never thought to include the global community in this race debate. Back then, it never dawned on me. I thought Americans had enough to deal with in regards to race, but the reality is, our global community has some serious issues to deal with when it comes to color, hair, eye color, sexual orientation, economic status, education, gender, age, etc. I know it’s nothing new, but, we have to talk about it in order to move past it.
WILL WE EVER JUST ACCEPT PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY ARE????