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