You'd better believe it.
We lament at the state of our country because racism is alive and kicking, manifested in all manner of life and living. I think this is so exaggerated.
But yes...racism is alive. And it will never die because that is the way we are and will be.
Bigotry resides everywhere. Not in exclusive or peculiar to Malaysia.
That said...I believe there a great many of us who believe in this journey to achieve equality, justice, freedom and a better life for the people of our country.
I am encouraged by the fact that I know so many people who are colour blind and who have accepted and embraced the diversity of our people and our country without any iota of resentment or negativity. Without any reservation like it is part of our lives and part of what Malaysia is all about.
For sure, there are pretenders among us. But for as long as we continue to fight to end bigotry, racism and what-have-you, we are okay.
So...we shall continue the good fight!