Thursday, 12 September 2019
Racism is antagonism and prejudice based on race, usually precipitated by ignorance, hate, superiority complex, and insecurity.
Racists are typically denigratory and condescending to targeted groups, and blind to verifiable facts. They embrace and perpetuate demonising anecdotes, no matter how preposterous, to reinforce bigotry. Hollow accusations are enough to justify suspicion, despise, and hostility. Wars, even genocides, had been committed based on racially directed hatred.
Years of political correctness have driven traditional racism into the closet. Modern xenophobes no longer manifest prejudice through racial stereotypes; but the attitude and mentality have not changed, only evolved into neo-racism, or “clash of civilisations”.
Today’s China-bashers are neo-racists who may eat dim sum with an open-mind with Chinese friends who endorse their biased views. But a Chinese who supports China and the way the country operates, regardless of sound rationale, is to be suspected and derided, even caricatured. In other words, a person of Chinese ethnicity is okay, as long as he’s not really Chinese.
「種族歧視」一詞，泛指針對 「人種」 而產生的偏見和敵意。較常見的成因包括無知，原始仇恨，優越幻覺和缺乏安全感。
經過近年的「政治正確」洗禮，人種歧視表面已經息微。「人種」不再成為攻擊藉口，但仇視「非我族群」的心態未有絲毫改變，只不過換了包裝，或改名 「文明衝突」 而已。