12 Jul '17, 9am

[Mothership] S’porean Chinese shares what it’s like growing up with Indian name, gets called racist https://t.co/ZxsKSV1rK7

[Mothership] S’porean Chinese shares what it’s like growing up with Indian name, gets called racist https://t.co/ZxsKSV1rK7

Race is a touchy topic these days, with almost every complaint being pegged as racist. Don’t like the food at the Geylang bazaar? Racist. Complained that the Malay wedding downstairs is noisy? Racist. Found a Chinese lion dance noisy? Racist, going by the above logic. In a video recently uploaded by Facebook page Millennials of Singapore, Caitanya Tan, a musical theatre performer who has acted in Channel 5 series Tanglin , shares what it was like growing up with an Indian name. A public discourse on race and racism follows, naturally. Her full name is Caitanya Dasi Tan Feng Ming, but Tan emphasises that she is 100 per cent Chinese — resulting in a dissonance between her name and racial identity. She recalls her years in primary school where she was on the receiving end of inadvertent racism, as curious school mates would ask her questions about her ethnicity and background...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/07/sporean-chinese-shares-what-...

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