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By boldly stating that "New Zealand is the most racist of the Anglo countries", you are making an unfounded assumption. I am a Chinese New Zealander and have spent most of my early childhood days in China. Chinese is also my first language.|
How can you be certain that New Zealand, a population of 6 million, is the most racist nation when you have not lived in ALL the English speaking countries in the world? Even by stroke of chance that you have completed that feat, how can you make accusations when you are basing your argument on tenuous statistical data and, perhaps anecdotal evidences alone? Like the poster above mentioned, your statistical reference is utterly absurd. Perhaps you may wish to consider that less inter - racial marriages occur simply because Chinese as an ethnicity group is still a minority in New Zealand?
Don't get me wrong, I have experienced plenty of prejudice in this country for being who I am. People have, in the past, approached me to speak in that contrive, solemn monotone just because I appear to be anything but white. It amazes me that the colour of my skin should bear any consequence before I even have the chance to open my mouth. Sure, prejudice definitely exists in NZ. But doesn't it exist in any society community?
I was born in Jinan and moved to Shanghai when I was 6. Our family faced mockery from the locals just because we spoke Chinese with a slight Northern dialect. That surely qualifies as prejudice in my book. I think the important thing is to approach this matter with a light heart. There are oblivious/ignorant/vulgar/uneducated civilianss in all corners of the world and they are those individuals who content themselves with judging based on colour because doing so is the only way to make them feel superior and important.
I find, literally, laughing out loud to be the best solution and know that racism is a pedestrian, but inevitable part of life.