My daughter, Eleanor, isn’t even 2 years old yet. But she’s already experienced being bullied for her race！ (half Chinese, half White Canadian).
We were playing downstairs in our community complex, as usual, with a bunch of other kids and grandmas. My daughter spotted a toy she wanted to play with and started walking over to it. Then, it happened. A nearby boy (that we know!) said “DON’T LET THE FOREIGN KID PLAY WITH THE TOY!”.
Luckily she’s too young to understand, but, I imagine this isn’t her last time either. It pains me. I’m a regular reader of /r/Hapas where they talk about all the problems being mixed race in America, but they never think about growing up mixed in China!! A super homogenous society!
That’s another reason we’re pushing “expat rights”. So mixed race kids can grow up in China and be treated like any other kid. So China’s demonization of foreigners doesn’t spill over onto my family.
P.S. MY DAUGHER IS NOT A FOREIGN BABY! PLEASE DON’T CALL HER “WAIGUO XIAO HAI !!” She was born to a Chinese mother in Guangzhou, has a Chinese passport and has lived her whole life here in China!
Your consulate doesn’t give a shit about you. We do.
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