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Fighting racism calls for all to take a clear stand against it

This means calling it out, in public and online, rather than shrugging it off to keep up the pretence of getting along

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

Racism has been much in the news after a video was widely circulated of a Chinese man scolding an Indian man, who was out with his girlfriend, for preying on Chinese girls. The Chinese man was heard on video calling their relationship a disgrace and saying they should date within their own race.

Mr Dave Parkash, 26, is of Indian-Filipino descent and his girlfriend Jacqueline Ho, 27, is half-Thai and half-Chinese Singaporean. The encounter was filmed by Ms Ho and made public by Mr Parkash, and rapidly went viral.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2021, with the headline 'Fighting racism calls for all to take a clear stand against it'. Subscribe