Aug 17

HRW slams China for ignoring online anti-black racism trend

Rights group Human Rights Watch has criticised China’s government for failing to “acknowledge and condemn” the rampant anti-black racism on the Chinese internet. The BBC reports that racist online content has become popular in China in recent years as more content creators seek to profit from it. According to HRW, such content often perpetuates offensive racial stereotypes by typecasting Africans as impoverished and inferior to the Chinese saviours“.