Just watched the white privilege video - couldn’t help myself.
I’m a white guy 3 years out of university. I have a western salary but I’d be considered underpaid in my field by US standards. And even then the high salaries he talks about for white people in Taiwan are garbage for me.
I think it’s easier to blame a small minority group for doing better… It’s much easier and less challenging than thinking other thoughts. Like maybe the fact your pay is so low and your hours are so long is because your culture worships authority and age. That maybe it’s up to Taiwanese people to improve Taiwanese working conditions and salaries, and that white people have nothing to do with it. Or that maybe Taiwanese bosses would much rather hire a cheap Taiwanese worker than a foreigner, but there are some jobs that they just can’t do that for.
I wish Taiwan and its workers all the best. There are a lot of younger entrepreneurs these days, and I’d bet on them to lead the way forward. But at the end of the day, it’s totally not my problem or responsibility.