Many videos have surfaced showing black people sleeping on the street and being thrown out of establishments. Black people are saying the Chinese have started shifting the blame for the virus and denying them housing and services.
Black people have somehow become largely to blame for the spread of the virus in China, to the point where they’re being forced out of housing.
Many African people have reported being thrown out on the street and having to sleep outside.
They’re also having a hard time purchasing essential things, and getting food to eat as they’re also thrown out of stores and restaurants.
Videos show Black people being prevented from entering establishments, and being escorted out of different places.
Here’s one news report:
One video shows a Chinese woman asking why a group of people came to specifically target black people to quarantine them:
Yet another of the videos circulating out of #Guangzhou –— Black Livity China (@BlackLivityCN) April 10, 2020
A Chinese woman demands answers from those sent to enforce quarantine and is told that the orders from above are to specifically target ‘黑人‘, Chinese for Black people. pic.twitter.com/wfsiOVp2g1
Racism on Chinese social media has also increased much more
There was also a recent video showing McDonald’s barring black people from entering a restaurant. Some people believed the video was falsified, but McDonald’s issued an apology today admitting that black people were barred from entering the restaurant.
Even Mc Donald’s in China are not allowing black people into their restaurants. pic.twitter.com/ZiDxnANYAF— GatsBee: Blvck Apron (@SamuelOtigba) April 13, 2020
McDonald’s stated that the restaurants actions are:
“not representative of our inclusive values. Immediately upon learning of an unauthorised communication to our guests at a restaurant in Guangzhou, we immediately removed the communication and temporarily closed the restaurant.”