Yeah, but these days I don't understand why this is so...
On this, someone asked if I'd heard of the 'turtle on a fence post' analogy...
You can take me, a sewage barge skipper, and an Indian guy who has a Phd in Bio-Chemistry and drop us off at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. If they only have one table available I'll get it. Why?
Perhaps a show of hospitality towards someone who outwardly is 'obviously' not indiginous.
People say that white people are racist but then they treat us different than everyone else. I think everyone is a racist. The Koreans are the most racist people I've met. If you ain't Korean you ain't shit. And if a Korean girl dates a white man.....OMG she's a whore. The only thing worse would be to date a Japanese man. Koreans hate the Japanese.
The topic of race relations has always interested me.
Firstly, it must be established that even the term 'race' as commonly used, is deviously deceptive; and I wonder if its usage in casual context is intentional: but factually and scientifically (which should be bias and agenda-free!) speaking and defined, all humans are of the same race since the product of two appropriate human zygotes is another viable (here meaning also able to genetically propagate) human.
To me, using the term 'race' to describe people is itself racist. That's why I make it a point to put 'human' on surveys when asked. And yes, there are plenty of cultural biases to go around at all levels, so it is not surprising that there are animosities at national -and at all sort of- levels. I think it's funny that inhabitants of one village will lampoon or even harbor hostility towards those of a nearby village: skin color a non-issue here.
Nations and religious groups war against each other throughout history; but far more people have been butchered by their own governments than by their enemies. And look at all the inner-city crimes. People just kill more of their own.
One day, the world will have her prophesied true peace... and that peace bringer and peace keeper will not be from the world (and certainly NOT from Oslo)!