Friday, August 11, 2006

Being Stereotyped Feels So Wrong

I found this article plastered all over our college notice boards. It was regarding the inter-college basketball finals match:

"Perlawanan bola keranjang ini menyaksikan majoriti pemain bola keranjang adalah berbangsa cina. Ini mungkin disebabkan faktor ketinggian serta pendedahan dari kecil terhadap sukan ini. Perlawanan berakhir dengan menyaksikan kontinjen Kolej 10 muncul sebagai juara."

And that was the entire article. Unlike the other reports concerning the inter-college match finals for football, futsal, hockey, badminton, the basketball finals match write up had no rosters, no highlights and no play by play action. Just one very disturbing stereotypical statement on the chinese community. Taller? Yao Ming was a fluke for crying out loud!

Anyway, I'm looking on the bright side. After all, we (chinese) are known as the new african-american of basketball in Malaysia.



Welcome to the multi-cultural society that is Malaysia. Well, that is if by multi-cultural you mean silent arpath...

Oops, erm...


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