South Africa: Chinese is the new black

This is kinda funny. When I lived in South Africa (in the mid to late 70’s), the ranking was:

East Asian

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.

Yeah, sorry.

Damn you Separatists.

It sounds to me like the South Africans are trying to attract Chinese investors.

Chinese citizens will be able to benefit from government affirmative action policies

Naaah, they’re just making it legal and easier for the Chinese to get the big government contracts.
The bribes will be bigger than a local company could afford ;)