Pub'd in the Huffington Post: An Open Letter to the Girl Whose Interracial Relationship Ended | Speaking of China

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  1. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen December 6, 2016 at 8:07 am | | Reply

    Congratulations, Jocelyn.

    Moving is a lot of work. Wishing you energy and a little siesta.

  2. David
    David December 7, 2016 at 10:56 pm | | Reply

    “But last year, when I was seven months pregnant, my Anglo-Australian husband and I found a leaflet stuck to our car outside a Melbourne hardware store. It was a badly photocopied image of a little black boy and a white girl seen through the scope of a gun. Written on it in big black letters was “Stop race mixing.”

    “Too late now,” I told my husband.

    My college-educated friends were horrified, wondering how I could joke about such terrible racism. I could because it wasn’t a rock through the window. It wasn’t a fist to the face, or a polite but suspect withdrawal of a job offer — all things I have seen happen to friends from my old neighborhood. Yet I’m aware that what I now dismiss as the pathetic mad ramblings of a white supremacist would be a genuine menace to my safety if I were still living in that house with the broken window.”

    I do not know how she is certain it will not happen to her where she currently lives. One thing for sure…despite racism everywhere, this kind of thing rarely happens in China or Japan or for that matter anywhere in Asia. It is mostly a phenomenon in white countries. Until Japan or China has a leader like Donald Trump or Pauline Hanson, I will always argue that there is less racism against IR couples in Asia than in the majority white countries.

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