Recent racist incidents in China are just a manifestation of deeply rooted attitudes vis-à-vis “blackness” in China that predate and will outlive COVID-19.
The coronavirus COVID-19, just like Ebola, reminds us what happens when crisis ignite deep-rooted stereotypes. Yet viruses, or any disease for that matter, do not see color. Nor do they recognize states borders and ethnic enclaves.
13 years after Binyavanga Wainaina’s satirical essay, many “experts” on Africa continue to fail to comprehend the need for African voices in stories about the continent.
The reality for Africans living in China’s ‘African City’ contrast greatly with the way their governments and China’s leaders interact.