This is kinda funny. When I lived in South Africa (in the mid to late 70’s), the ranking was:
There was a special category for Japanese people, who were honorary whites and were immune from Apartheid. Since most non-Asians can’t tell the difference East Asian ethnicities, my family and I were sometimes able to go to white restaurants, etc. Now, the Chinese are honorary blacks and enjoy the benefits of affirmative action. How times change. Frankly, I think they’re both discriminatory, with Apartheid being much, much worse.
Edit: Oops. As a Taiwan citizen, I guess we were honorary whites. I guess that’s why I don’t remember playing with any black kids.