09 Oct '17, 10am

@rejialex7 @jeremygibson54

Hi Aussie Pete- You wrote that Ang Mo, Lao Wai and Gweilo are "politically incorrect" in Australia and that using this while playing sport would result in suspension and counseling. Can you please elaborate on this more and provide the background as to why this is the case in Australia? How did these chinese terms ascribed to Whites become politically incorrect and offensive in Australia? I live in the U.S and I can't even foresee the day when gweilo or ang mo would be considered racially offensive amongst White Americans much less now. Considering the historical racism which Chinese and other Asians have had to endure in Australia for so long I would think that White Australians would take epithets such as ang mo and gweilo with stride. Gweilo and ang mo can be used neutrally as opposed to other slurs such as honky, cracker, whitey or even gubby which are generally used t...

Full article: http://www.aussiepete.com/2008/05/ang-mo-in-singapore-and...

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