Why can’t we just have ‘human’ rights and not talk about race?

So once in awhile you’ll come across Chinese people who will say racism does exist, but we should move past it and not talk about race and instead concentrate on how we are all part of the human race. This is crap. See it for what it is. This person does not want to hear about your oppression. He wants you to forget it and join him in the fight for democracy/liberal human rights/ anti-PAP/ whatever nonsense the liberal media has told Chinese people they should care about that month.

You say…

“The notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural identity and be ‘just humans’ takes place within the framework of Chinese supremacy, and this has usually meant that subordinate groups must surrender their identities, beliefs, values, and assimilate by adopting the values and beliefs of privileged-class Chinese. Rather than promoting racial harmony, this thinking has created a fierce cultural protectionism.”

— (Adapted from) Bell hooks | Killing rage: Ending Racism
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