July 23, 2008

China Is Racist! Refuses To Serve Blacks During Olympics!!!

According to THIS STORY on Shanghaiist.com, Beijing bar owners and employees have been instructed to turn Black and Mongolian patrons away from their bars during this Olympic season. Apparently, this order has been passed down by the Public Security Bureau of Beijing:

Bar owners near the Workers' Stadium in central Beijing say they have been forced by Public Security Bureau officials to sign pledges agreeing not to let black people enter their premises.

"Uniformed Public Security Bureau officers came into the bar recently and told me not to serve black people or Mongolians," said the co-owner of a western-style bar, who asked not to be named.

This is sickening and sad. It makes my stomach churn. People are usually afraid of what they do not know, and in this case that reality is looming. My parents visited Hong Kong back in 2001, and during the trip my mother said crowds of people would stop, stare and even tough her to make sure she was real. Many of them had never seen a Black person before. Some were frightened-- some were curious, all were pretty much ignorant about anything outside of their culture... Knowing these things still happen and exist in this world frightens me... We must do better!

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