Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Peter Kammerer

Racism against ‘gweilos’, like prejudice towards Chinese and domestic helpers, is rooted in old ideas

  • Peter Kammerer says words and stereotypes used to describe Europeans and other Asians usually stem from outdated ideas
  • Today, most Hongkongers aren’t racist and foreigners embrace the term ‘gweilo’, but sometimes the ugliness behind words seeps out

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Peter Kammerer

Peter Kammerer

Australian-born Peter Kammerer has lived and worked in Hong Kong for more than 30 years, joining the Post in 1988. He is a long-time editorial writer and columnist, as well as a former foreign editor.