The Race: Asian Australian, Part 10

This post is exceptional, it has much to teach about race relations, with it’s in-depth storyline, in regards to Mabel, a Chinese-Malaysian in Australia, is riveting. Another whopper from Holistic Wayfarer…

A Holistic Journey

1) How do you define yourself racially or ethnically and why is it important to you? Please tell us about the racial makeup of your family if you were adopted or come from a colorful family.

I was born in Australia to very traditional Chinese-Malaysian parents. The word “Malaysian” refers to a nationality. There are predominantly three races living in Malaysia – Chinese, Malay and Indian. A very long time ago, the Chinese came and settled in Malaysia. My grandparents – and many generations before them – were born in Malaysia. My relatives and extended family don’t know where our ancestors originated. We don’t talk about Chinese history but the history of Malaysia. We’ve always considered ourselves Chinese people living in Malaysia. We don’t identify with China the country but with Chinese culture. Chinese Malaysian is similar to the term, say, Korean American.

Melbourne Melbourne

When I was growing up in Melbourne…

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3 thoughts on “The Race: Asian Australian, Part 10

  1. I myself and mixed race…..Chinese/Jamaican/Italian/Scottish/ St Lucian and find the ideas of race/ethnicity/culture and identity so interesting!

    Thank you for posting and sharing.

    BH xx

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