22 comments on “Black or White : Discover The Dilemma of Biracial & Mulatto.

  1. Ko tertinggal satu lagi rangkap dalam pepatah melayu tu. Sepatutnya camnih: Hujan emas di negeri orang, hujan batu di negeri sendiri, lebih baik di negeri sendiri……

    P/S: A very smart entry! =)

  2. WOW! Nice entry here dude!.

    Legaa wei dah selesai kursus BTN.. Weh, aku last day kat penang 6 Disember. Then i’ll back home for good….. So, hope dapat jumpa hang dan berkarok (*ops!) sebelum tarikh tu..

  3. ada satu lagi… hanya jauhari yang mengenal manikam.

    hehe…nasib baik artikel hang ni tade unsur-unsur yg blh di-ISA-kan… anyways, aku tabley celen korg di arena memblog ni… korg pnya entry intellectual la…

    but it’s good to think about all this issues… mmbuka minda n mnjana fikiran. it’s just that, it’s not my cuppa.

  4. Naz = ehe..aku tau. sengaja omitted pepatah yg dulu tuh..hehee

    Muzem = hehee..sure2x hehehe=)

    pingu toha = hehe..well, sumtimes u’ve gotta falunt your groove so that silent readers opne their eyes that simply assuming that u just write thrash, dont they? *ahaks*

  5. Hurikan? Aperkah? Haha.

    Yep yep. Setuju-setuju. Tu lah sebabnya aku nak balik bulan 12 sini. Sebab ‘lebih baik di negeri sendiri’ kan?:D

  6. Hi thr ex-officemate…

    I must say that this is a very intelligent analysis on the social perceptions on the bi-racial/mulatto issue. You even have the whole smorgasbord of examples in your article i.e quote from Halle Berry and all. Very impressive, have u ever considered writing for a real magazine/online publications that actually pays you for it?

    By the way, how do you think that this situation applies to us in Malaysia? Could it possibly apply to those of mix parentage/ethnic background? Am I LESS Malay simply because I am 1/4 Chinese eg??! I was one of those affected by the “One-Drop” rule when I was studyin in Pahang last time…perhaps due to the stereotyped perceptions merely on my looks alone.

  7. Zakri Zakaria = aww..zack. TQ for the comment (ahaks!). smorgasboard eh? now that’s what I call smuckin-punchin WORD! i’ve learnt new word to day! Oh well..I ctually enjoy writting – expressing opinions in blog is like one of it. U know, sharing it with frens and stuff. and yeah..I’ve been thinking of sending few articles to publications as side income. lemme know if u know one. Runnin’ out of cash =p

    As far as Malaysia is concerned, I think we don’t really exercize the ‘one drop’ rule rigidly. But yeah, the taboo is still thick and hard to ‘disintegrate’. Hurm…dont feel that. Parentaged dont make you LESS malay. Its the way you identify yourself. I know some pure malays who are so succumbed into Americanized culture that they even malu to say they are malays. Pathetic eh? And zack.. i think u are more malay than any other pure Malays I’ve known ..so hehe ur cool ~! =)

    p/s : when i was younger, people thot I was chinese..now that I’ve grown (erk?), people thought I anak mami.. erm..probably due to NOSE ENLARGEMENT. ahaks! Well..there u go. Racism~! hehe

  8. Loooo…isu perkauman rupenyer…..penat aku baca,,,…terbelit2 lidah aku….sampai penin2…apa nak komen ya????hahaha…eh, Am nak balik bln 12 ni yer????tapi, apasal isu perkauman nih kene mengene ngan new orleans??? aisehhh, nampak sgt aku tak tengok news

  9. well…nothing much to say….in Malaysia, racism may not be seen anywhere, but every races have their own negative perceptions among each other…prejudice!that’s the word…x kenal maka x cinta…kids are being raised in the conditions where most of time they just mingle around with kids from the same race.our education system created blocks that separate the 3 main races with the creation of National Schools and National Type Schools. with lack of communication among each races since the childhood, it creates the sense of being prejudice to each other…

  10. Razali = ehhehe..yer. Correlation antara isu ni ngan Am adalah penyataan di bawah sekali. peribahasa tu =)

    evenstar = yes indeed. I respect the opinion and it does no good to deny the fact that prejudices co-exists amongst the perception towards each other races. Then again, it is not as APPARENT as in America. I guess it is time where children are taught to become aware of other races, to respect and mingle with each others. The creation of National Schools and National Type Schools for me are not the catalyst to what’s happening nowadays. The objective is very much applauded as they are meant to intergrate students frm various races. However, the decision MADE by the parents of STUDENTS caused this problem. The idea that studying oversea is better and to not embrace the prestigious calibre of our own educational decree contributes to the polluting of those innocent minds! As far as I’m concerned, the existence of some cluster of people in Malaysia who perceive that BEING EDUCATED IN OVERSEA OR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ARE BETTER THAN THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS are the main culprits. But then again, it’s their choice to decide.

  11. (I guess it is time where children are taught to become aware of other races, to respect and mingle with each others.) This what have been taught in Subject “Sivik and Kewarganegaraan” at secondary school nowdays, also some of this element taught ini History subject.

    (The creation of National Schools and National Type Schools for me are not the catalyst to what’s happening nowadays. The objective is very much applauded as they are meant to intergrate students frm various races.) That why MOE establish Sekolah Wawasan to integrated the three races under one roof for they to mingle and nurture respect others.

    (However, the decision MADE by the parents of STUDENTS caused this problem) I agree with this statemen, link with their great culture anchestor and want to “guard” this , that why National Type Schools live on.
    That why after SPM n STPM a portion of this group go abroad studyng oversee because they not embrace the prestigious calibre of our own educational decree….as your said earlier. For overcome this, MOE have been establish the Cluster School base on their niche area to perform at national level just for yhe beginning

  12. Mogaba-Sekolah Wawasan ada 5 set je kalau xsilap…more or less 10-15 schools…how can we promote integration nationwide with only this small numbers of school…from my research, 4 of the schools are situated at the Northern side of Malaysia(1-penang, 1-kedah, 2-perak) and another one is in Selangor.The locations of the Vision Schools itself do not show that this project really wants to create social integration among the three races. What about other states like Sabah and Sarawak, people in the East and South of Malaysia? This sekolah wawasan project is not really a success since there are no further efforts to expand this project…but then again, always be grateful with what we have..at least there are some efforts done to small the gap among the citizen…

  13. Thank to evenstar.. you really do the research…I just lontar (throw) the idea so everybody with different education background can come up with other idea to make it more better… I also agree with your statemen ” This sekolah wawasan project is not really a success since there are no further efforts to expand this project”…..at least our big gun at MOE really understood and do their responsibily… so base on that and other challenges the community esspecially eductator have a lot of work to do…to small the gap among the citizen…

  14. evenstar = that’s a very in-depth info. It’s good we have a platform to discuss this.

    mogaba = heehee..the PREVIOUS one was not deleted due to lingual problem..it was the misunderstanding. I know this discussion excites you very much. =)

  15. whoa, mucho discussion(hentam je nih…lol!) nmpk! i’ll kept my thoughts wrapped up for now dulu. tunggu ada mood br nk comment (mcm ni pnya org pn ada ka?)

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