Racism for Sale

Fulcrum29

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Africa Eye: Racism for sale​

n February 2020 a shocking video began to circulate on Chinese social media. A group of African children are being instructed, by a voice off-camera, to chant phrases in Chinese. The kids repeat the words with smiles and enthusiasm — but they don't understand that what they're being told to say is " I am a black monster and my IQ is low."

The clip ignited outrage in China and beyond. But no-one ever answered some crucial questions: why was this filmed? Where was it shot? Who made it?

These questions send BBC Africa Eye reporters Runako Celina and Henry Mhango on a journey into a Chinese video-making industry that exploits vulnerable children across the continent.

Investigative reporters: Runako Celina and Henry Mhango

 

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China Says It Has 'Zero Tolerance' for Racism Amid Malawi Fallout​


The Chinese government is working to prevent continued diplomatic fallout and protect its image in Africa after racist videos of African children made by a Chinese man living in Malawi surfaced this week.

The BBC’s investigative report into the videos found a man named Lu Ke who allegedly filmed African children unknowingly saying offensive things in Mandarin such as “I’m a black monster and I have a low IQ.” The videos were then sold on a Chinese website, according to the BBC.

The news sparked outrage in Malawi, with netizens expressing their fury on Twitter and Foreign Minister Nancy Tembo saying the country felt “disgusted, disrespected and deeply pained.”

After the Chinese Embassy in Malawi was initially criticized for its tepid response to the scandal, dismissing the videos as old news because they were filmed in 2020, they released a new, stronger statement on Thursday.

The embassy said, “The Chinese community in Malawi has voiced their condemnation to racism in strong words,” adding that “the isolated case by a fool individual does not change the whole picture.”

China's top diplomat in the region, Wu Peng, has also been engaging in damage control. He went to Malawi on Tuesday, where he met government officials, tweeting, “Nice to feel in person the Warm Heart of Africa. Malawi is a beautiful country with lovely people.”

Wu Peng also tweeted, “I just reached an agreement with Malawian FM that both #China&#Malawi have zero tolerance for racism. China has been cracking down on these unlawful acts in the past yrs. We’ll continue to crack down on such racial discrimination videos in the future.”

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That other dude is going to come fight you you can't be racist towards the Chinese.

Oh wait never mind it's being racist to black people
 

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I thought it was already known who recorded it. Lu Ke.
Filmed in Malawi in 2020.
While being secretly filmed by an undercover journalist posing as a potential buyer, Lu Ke admitted and then immediately denied having made the video.
Malawian police last week launched an investigation but were unable to arrest the Chinese filmmaker as he could not be found.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services spokesman Pasqually Zulu confirmed that Lu Ke was arrested in neighbouring Zambia, in the eastern town of Chipata
 

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I just reached an agreement with Malawian FM that both #China& #Malawi have zero tolerance for racism. China has been cracking down on those unlawful online acts in the past yrs. We’ll continue to crack down on such racial discrimination videos in the future.

I hope that this is a error in translation because they need to crack down on racial discrimination videos in the present. Future dates are an uncertainty.

These videos aren't supposed to be made at all.
 

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I think, in the New World Order, China and Russia will make some African country, either Malawi or South Africa the leaders of the new Socialist World Order. If it is South Africa, Cyril is going to boil the West like frogs. Not too hot so that they do not realize it at first.....
 

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I thought it was already known who recorded it. Lu Ke.
Filmed in Malawi in 2020.
While being secretly filmed by an undercover journalist posing as a potential buyer, Lu Ke admitted and then immediately denied having made the video.
Malawian police last week launched an investigation but were unable to arrest the Chinese filmmaker as he could not be found.
Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services spokesman Pasqually Zulu confirmed that Lu Ke was arrested in neighbouring Zambia, in the eastern town of Chipata
You know stuff dude... That's probably why you forever changing your username here. Running from stuff or something.

I hope Morgan Bay will be a safe refuge for you Eric :sneaky:
 

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You know stuff dude... That's probably why you forever changing your username here. Running from stuff or something.

I hope Morgan Bay will be a safe refuge for you Eric :sneaky:
Wat rook jy?
Are you intentionally slow or is it jus a by product of the J&B?
There's a thread in here about my name history. It's no secret.
How's the grotto these days btw Eks?
 

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I am not one to paint an entire ethnic group as racist. The problem here is how long it took both Malawi and China to address this issue.

It took the BBC to expose this, and it seems that Malawi only launched an investigation last week. Now it is political, but with strange wording. Don't they care? Maybe I am not in tune.

Here is the thing, say the BBC didn't investigate the issue, would Malawi or China have said anything?
 

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I am not one to paint an entire ethnic group as racist. The problem here is how long it took both Malawi and China to address this issue.

It took the BBC to expose this, and it seems that Malawi only launched an investigation last week. Now it is political, but with strange wording. Don't they care? Maybe I am not in tune.

Here is the thing, say the BBC didn't investigate the issue, would Malawi or China have said anything?
Agree. I don't think it's as big an issue when you're dealing with Chinese investors. Very political. China don't care. They seem to overlook racism at home big time.
 
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