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‘No helpers allowed’ sign at Hong Kong private club is not racist, it is against bad parenting

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 26 April, 2018, 3:30pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 26 April, 2018, 3:30pm

Signs refusing access to the foreign domestic helpers of the offspring of the new pseudo-colonial class have nothing to do with race, and everything to do with parents denying their children the natural experience of being with other children – without a personal body guard about (“‘No domestic helpers allowed’ sign at Hong Kong private club called discriminatory”, April 22).

I routinely hear otherwise polite children order their helpers about in a highly degrading way and children having their helpers carry what a normal child should be carrying themselves.

The rules in elite clubs exist to deny parents the opportunity to force the objectionable child-as-master/adult-as-servant relationship so common in this city inside private clubs. There is nothing racist about it.

Annelise Connell, Stanley