Trinidad Syrians And Local "Whites" - Page 4
After recently returning from Trinidad, I did find that people where obsessed with skin colour .
For instance while driving with my Girlfriends farther who is part Chinese, sometimes people would shout from there car "Chiney", they said it in a friendly way but it seemed pointless to say that, isnt it obvious hes part Chinese why tell him? On the other hand, maybe I have been 'raceA'sized" by living in England, where if you hint at a racial comment you are in fear that you might get sued or sent to court even if its in a friendly manner. Therefore people are scared to mention anything related to it, with people you dont know anyway. This I think causes more tension.
I think people in England [and probably other countries] are to race sensitive so the Trinidadian way which is just the opposite stands out as a vast difference.
I was called 'whiteboy' a few times, but I dint care, I dint even think on it, yeh I'm white call me whiteboy if you will!