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Racism in Hong Kong

Yes, it happened!  The streets and alleys of Hong Kong are famous for it's selfie worthy graffiti. It symbolises people's talent and many a times a simple message... Stop Racism. And yet here I am, a brown skinned person subjected to the same thing the original occupants of this city are going through. Why is that even in a metropolitan city like this, people harbor negative feelings towards each other? Why is it okay for the Chinese cleaning lady in a bathroom at IFC mall to only check my booth while I'm washing my hands and no one else's? Why is that at a store when I ask for a fresh box of something the store keeper starts hurling profanity in his language and refuse to sell product? Why is that I get the most sideward glances when I am walking down a street? Many a times, I have wanted to report this to the authorities, but then I stop and think, will they really bother to look into this or dismiss it on the account of my skin colour. So I am doing the