tommy525 wrote:Im half white and i grew up in Taiwan. I came out ok (I think)
Tommy haha - with all due respect mmm when I read your stuff I often think you are a half-fruitcake and I don't think you are an authority on anything in Taiwan just cause you have lived here for a while some decades ago
I can see on a daily basis how my older son (4 years) is affected by being singled out in almost all situations in his day, including the kindergarten, including close friends and families. It is 7/24 everywhere & everyone.
The majority of Taiwanese seem unable to understand how much he just wants to be a normal person. He is a Chinese native speaker, but people talk to him in bad English (which he doesn't speak) - he is told so many times that he is a foreigner that he comes crying to me. He would be the only foreign looking (blond) kid in the huge elementary school in our neighborhood and coincidentally it's the campus he doesn't want to go anymore cause he was pushed, teased and approached in a awfully stupid way too many times when playing on the playground.