A shocking video has surfaced of Chinese McDonald’s workers putting up signs banning black people from entering their establishments, accusing them of bringing the coronavirus.
Multiple videos are surfacing online of Chinese restaurants putting up signs blaming black people for spreading the coronavirus and banning them from entering their shops.
The World Health Organisation recently made a public announcement saying that it is racist to call coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’ or the ‘Wuhan virus’, or even insinuate that the virus originated from there.
The WHO allege that this kind of ‘hate speech’ creates a negative stigma around the Chinese communities and they fear that it may result in a rise of hate crimes.
SHOCKING VIDEO: Black people BANNED from McDonald’s in China!
The Chinese government issued a statement alleging that the coronavirus was brought to China by the the U.S. military, and, as a result, a lot of Americans retaliated by calling out the Chinese Communist Party for being hypocrites.
Now evidence has surfaced displaying just how poorly the Chinese government is treating black people during the outbreak.
People of colour are the real victims of COVID-19 racism
Black people are discriminated in China now and treated as virus.— 巴丢草麻酱🀄️ Badiucao (@badiucao) April 12, 2020
video showing a black man with his baby is forced locked inside his home by gov officials and asked if he contacted with other African recently.
but his neighbors are free to move.
Not only are black people being banned from entering restaurants but, in some areas, they are also being told that they cannot leave their homes during lockout.
France24 reported that Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.
Despite a social media outcry, McDonald’s have not yet made an officially statement regarding the ‘black people ban’ in their Chinese restaurants.
If the World Health Organisation are truly worried about the rise of racism and xenophobia and targeted harassment of minorities during the COVID-19 outbreak then they must condemn how McDonald’s in China is discriminating against black people.