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Racy Racism

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A column by Sheila on being a minority of a minority and thoughts on being politically incorrect.

Many don’t like that I talk about this

Its there, can’t be ignored.

I am a sari wearing, spice eating brown woman. what’s wrong with that!!!!

I have been told I am too angry.

My lover’s mother told her, “Don’t care if you a queer just have a chinese gf!”

Doused in perfume by another whose mother say Indians smell bad.

Another tells me that I have to be a submissive little Indian wife.

Everywhere I hang out, I hang my indianess at the door.

Have you seen a sari-clad chick making out at a bar?

In the faceless internet. I am asked. What race are you?

WELL. I am just racy, in my sari clad chest-busting blouse kind of way.

I am tired of reaching out, tired of looking.

Is there not one woman that can feed me thosai?

Tags: poetry racism


# Flat-chested 2010-02-02 03:52

Flat-chested Yellow-skin Librarian said,

February 3, 2006 at 11:15 am

Ha, fun, sooo looking forward to your next entry!! Hugzz!!
# Lainie 2010-02-02 03:52

Lainie said,

February 3, 2006 at 6:21 pm

some people’s expectations for otheres to fit into stereotypes can be frustrating sometimes.
# WWalkingOwl 2010-02-02 03:52

WalkingOwl said,

February 9, 2006 at 10:49 pm

S’pore is a place where the extremely race-conscious big bro has racialized and brainwashed everyone (or almost) here into racializing his/her own self, plus everybody else. That’s why every single day, ppl are confronted with the CIMO qn — whether in person, on application forms, or on the internet.

I found your comment (�Don�t care if you a queer just have a chinese gf!�) interesting. Perhaps it’s due to the Chinese (or big bro’s — there’s really no difference, is there ?) concepts of racial superiority & purity. Apparently to the Chinese, if one does not possess Chinese genes, one cannot ever become Chinese, even if s/he adopts Chinese culture & customs. Likewise, a Chinese by blood cannot become a non-Chinese in Chinese eyes, even if s/he has discarded or never practised Chinese culture in his/her whole life.

This is very unlike the other ethnic groups in S’pore who have historically adopted others into their fold, and truly regarded them as one of their own.
# paulakey 2014-04-26 05:28
I cannot stand any form of racism, sexism or any isms.
I have just published two ebooks (April 2014) and I make it a point to put lesbians of every nationality and race in them.

Jo of the Outback: Jo is White - Donna is Aboriginal brown - Marnie is an American Jew (published April 2014) on Apple ibooks, Amazon, Smashwords and numerous distributors = so is
my second book
Lt. Dee: Army Nurse Vietnam
Dee is white….Captain Skip is North American Indian….
Sheila is Irish

My third book: Jazz: Jet Setting Carpenter (ready May 2014)
Jazz: English born, daughter of Indian immigrants
One of Jazz's partners - a Hong Kong Chinese immigrant

my site: http//

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