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zhihu1 Post time: 2018-6-9 20:05
First, you don't understand the cultural connotation of yellow is as well as the division of ethini ...
Your Point No. Three contains contradictions to your own contentions:
Third, I am sorry for your comprehension about my post. It is not the language that is the racist, but the people who invent the language to humiliate other people are racist.
If you didn't use colours to insult other people, the racist West would use other words like chink, occidental to humilate people. The Indian author of White Tiger which is a novel used 'yellow" in English to refer to us Chinese, but I never feel offended.
So you owned up for writing in misleading English that others misunderstood...
But then you go on making wild allegations and judgements bereft of any credibility or evidence.
For example, if you think people talk about members of other races or ethnic groups, how should they talk about them? How can one identify immigrants among the local population? If immigrants hail from a distant continent their skin colour may very well be different from that of the locals. Why is it "racist" to name Africans "Blacks" and East Aisans "yellow people"? There is nothing racist in it.
Of course, when such descriptors are used frequently enough, a general image of the immigrants issues, and normally such oft-repeated observations tend to contain negative elements. If that is what you don't agree with, be my guest. But these statements still are not "racist".
It is a fact of life that certain negative sides show more commonly in certain immigrant groups: If, say, China were to hold a FIFA match, it would have to bear in mind where the football fans come from. A bunch of British football fans are like a bunch of hooligans. If Russians and British come to the same stadium you need to anticipate violent confrontations.
And what is true for the white gander is also true for the yellow, brown or black goose.
So why do you insist the "English language is racist"? It shows your personal racist prejudice...