A collaborative piece by Hannah Getachew and Runako Celina Bernard-Stevenson
This piece was originally published on the website blacklivitychina.com
The events of the now infamous 2018 Chinese Spring Festival/New Year gala is being hotly debated online amongst Africans in China and elsewhere in the world, Chinese people, and now even the Western press has chimed in. Some 800 million people are likely to have tuned in to the show to witness, amongst other things a Chinese actress parade around stage in blackface, complete with prosthetic butt and chest. …
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