I caught a cab to the LRC (Ladies Recreational Club) coz I was meeting someone for lunch there. The cab driver said, “They are so racist there.” I said, “Yeah?” and he said, “Yes in the sixties when all the other clubs were opening up they still would not allow Chinese people in that club because they said we held germs and the British should not be exposed to that.”
It's true the Brits used to not let Chinese people go to the peak, clubs and even parks. My grandfather used to tell me stories about it. Segregation was part of this city's history and only started to completely fade away in the sixties after our "Star Ferry" riots. One of the golf club still did not allow Chinese members even when I was in high school. Bruce Lee was the first person to put that into movies, and show Chinese pride in entertainment which is why Bruce was such a Hong Kong Hero.
I read Dan’s Post on Martin Luther King Day, and he said that sometimes we forget because it seems a long time ago but some people who are still alive today lived it and that we shouldn't forget that was real history and not that long ago. So true.