An African man was reportedly asked to leave a McDonald’s outlet in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The incident comes amid the growing number of reports of racial profiling and discrimination against Black people in the city. The recent incident involved a man trying to buy himself a meal at McDonald’s at Citic Plaza. But instead of being accommodated, an employee handed him a note that barred him from entering.
A volunteer translator at the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in Oita Prefecture, Japan caused outrage after describing her experience with African athletes and calling them “cute chimpanzees.”
The unnamed woman, believed to be in her 50s and who has worked with athletes from Africa including Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa, made the comment in her now-deleted blog, according to NHK News Web via SoraNews24.
Images of African people framed alongside photos of wild animals featured in the gallery of a Chinese museum have sparked outrage online for their apparent racial insensitivity.
Nigerian Edward E. Duke first posted a video of the museum on Instagram, calling out the exhibit “This is Africa” for the images which seemed to portray Africans as animals, Nigerian newspaper The Punch reports.
A series of clips showing impoverished African children shouting Chinese messages have been circulating in Chinese social media recently, and they have become the latest obsession of local businesses.
The videos, in which the kids can be seen reading a variety of content — from personal messages to company ads — are available to order from online stores that offer “African child placard” services, Sixth Tone noted.
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