Why are you blaming me?

Every now and then you will get lucky. You will meet a Chinese person who will admit racism exists in Singapore and that it is a problem. Inevitably however, they will tell you it’s not THEIR problem. They will say it’s not their fault and that you are making them feel bad for something they have no control over. It usually sounds like this. “Why do you have to make me feel bad for being born Chinese by pointing out the fact I get benefits from a Chinese supremacist society?”

You say…

Because you and your ancestors have constructed a society where me and my people have limited access to. We are told we are not good enough, not beautiful enough, not smart enough and to keep us there, we are restricted from the power to cause change.  We are supposed to be on the bottom of the social hierarchy and you keep us there by denying us affirmative action, equal access to employment and scholarships in education. Then you tell us it’s our fault for not working hard enough to get what you got just for being Chinese.

You think you feel bad motherfucker? Try being me for a day.