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My ex-wife was brown. I'm white.|
Yet I've heard the most amazing things from Chinese... TEACHERS! One day, the topic of my ex-wife's skin colour came up. After I'd mentionned she was from Ethiopia, the first question the teacher wanted to know was her skin colour. Once I'd mentionned she was black, I'd seen a shocked look on this teacher's face, asking why I hadn't chosen a white girl. Once I'd explained that I loved her, even more shock and revult on her face, to which she replied that she thought black people were ugly. She said this to my face, and she was a close friend. She saw absolutely nothing wrong with just letting it out as a 'fact' or so it seemd in her mind. And she was studying for a master's degree!
And this is just one of many examples of attitudes towards blacks that I've come across in China.
On the other hand, I also have many Chinese friends who are not racist. In fact, some of them are quite outspoken about all the racism in China. So in in effect, it's just like Canada, except that the racism is more in your face in China since they don't even realise they're racist. Yet strangely enough, I find that more palatable than the Canadian variety. Many in Canada re racist (and it goes both ways, I'm sorry to say), but for the most part white racist Canadians try to hide their racism 'cause they know tthey're wrong. I guess I can be more forgiving of Chinese racists due to a certain ignorance on their part of what racism is. In Canada, racists are just sly. They know they're wrong, so they try to hide it.