Expat witness in Hong Kong discrimination case says slang term ‘gweilo’ widespread and not racist or offensive

Nov 9, 2021 | INVESTING

An expat testifying against a British ex-colleague who lodged a discrimination claim over being called the Cantonese slang “gweilo” has acknowledged hearing the description at their workplace, but said he did not find it racist or offensive, a Hong Kong court heard.Darren Grant, construction manager of Leighton Contractors (Asia), also said he had never previously known any expat colleagues to have any problem with the term, meaning the “white devil” or “white ghost”, in his 12 years of working…

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