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Britain has many major problems - racism isn't one of them

It has less prejudice than the countries where I’ve lived before – and more people taking offence

15 February 2014

9:00 AM

15 February 2014

9:00 AM

I am a banana. In Singapore, where I used to live, this needs no explanation — it means I’m yellow on the outside but white on the inside, someone who looks ethnically Chinese but whose way of thinking is ‘western’. There are bananas all over Asia, and I daresay the world.

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Clarissa Tan is an editorial assistant at The Spectator. She was born in Malaysia and educated in Singapore.

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