A Chinese actress in blackface does an exaggerated impression of an African woman, alongside her sidekick, a monkey, in Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala in February 2018. The depiction sparked a global debate on China’s attitudes to racism. Image: CCTV via YouTube

Chinese anger at Lil Pump racism is justified, but China needs to look in the mirror

  • Criticism is more effective when it is turned inside as well as outside, when it opens the doors to taking a look at residual attitudes towards other cultures
Topic |   Racism

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A Chinese actress in blackface does an exaggerated impression of an African woman, alongside her sidekick, a monkey, in Chinese state broadcaster CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala in February 2018. The depiction sparked a global debate on China’s attitudes to racism. Image: CCTV via YouTube
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