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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


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