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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Can we change racial stigma?

Yesterday I was on my way driving home after dinner and I met with an Indian hooligan on a motorcycle bearing the number plat BGU 5221. The Indian motorcyclist beat the red light and we met at the T-junction. He got irked at me as I had the right of the road and when we reached another traffic light, he stopped by my side and started to use vulgarities and kicked my car. I wound down my car window slightly and asked why did he kick my car and he got even angrier. To cut the story short, he eventually rode off swearing at me.



Once I read an article about how people generally labelled Malaysian Indians as gangsters especially those are of dark skin. I bet those who mentioned that are those who personally had a awful experienced them. I’m not trying to be racial or racist but it is because of a few bad apples it spoils the whole basket. I believe whatever race or culture we are, the way we carry ourselves are important. When there is a too many bad encounters with a certain race, people will remember your race for the bad doing rather than the individual itself. People will start to think that this particular race carries bad culture and the people from that race are labelled negatively. Before we react or we do anything, we need to think of the impact it will cause to ourselves and our society. We are responsible for our act and not the race itself. It is never easy to erase the stigma and negative perception but to change it, it always starts from an individual and carried by another individual.

I still believe and want to believe that there are good Samaritans out there be it Malay, Chinese or Indian. For the the readers or anyone who knows the Indian guy on the motorcycle bearing the number plate BGU 5221, tell him not be the rotten apple and in the end spoils the whole basket. You may think you are a HERO but you a ZERO if you bring shame to yourself, family and race.


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9 comments:

  1. oo BGU 5221..ni org panggil samseng jalanan

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  2. Kat mana u kena? balik lewat malam ke... lain kali call kalau kena benda macam ni.. paling tak setuju u boleh buka tingkap...nasib baik tak apa apa

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  3. Org jahat tak kira warna... hati2 di jalan raya. Dont talk 2 stranger!!! yeah...

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  4. np dy wt cm2?? bhya la bka tgkap plak. seb bek dy xwt pa2...

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  5. betul tu.. kerana nila setitik rosak susu sebelanga. Elok la berhati2.. Buat report polis.

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  6. i think we should not say because they are black they are tend to do bad things but here in the UK the black people tend to do bad things on campus..so i kind of agree with you even though we shouldn't think like that

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  7. I just witnessed this same indian riding a motorbike with number plate BGU5221 whacking a massage centre's glass door and then threw an empty beer bottle on it when the massage center staff refused to let him in. At Uptown damansara, 9/9/11 11:45pm.

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