29 Jan '18, 3am

Student from China accuses S’porean classmates of discrimination as he’s from ‘farming’ family https://t.co/6c7LH1CoAx

Student from China accuses S’porean classmates of discrimination as he’s from ‘farming’ family https://t.co/6c7LH1CoAx

I’m a high school student who’s currently studying in Singapore. Today, I encountered an unpleasant incident in class: The teacher, knowing that I’m a Chinese national, asked me if I knew that improvement in soil quality can help increase economic efficiency. It’s because she thinks that I’m from a ‘farming’ family. Of course, my classmates laughed immediately. Even though I knew that this is a form of discrimination, I didn’t say much at that time as there were other students around. After the class ended, another teacher asked me if I felt uncomfortable (about the incident before). As seeing how I’m from a village myself, I said that it’s not really that big of a deal. But afterwards, when some classmates started making fun of me due to my status as a ‘farmer’, I thought that the consequence of this incident is actually far more serious. Not only is this a form of discri...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/chinese-student-singaporean...

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