So nothing prepared Lou, whose father is a black American, for the furor that erupted in late August when she beat out thousands of other young women on "Go! Oriental Angel," a televised talent show. Angry Internet posters called her a "black chimpanzee" and worse. One called for all blacks in China to be deported.
As the country gets ready to welcome the first African American U.S. President, whose first official visit here starts Sunday, the Chinese are confronting their attitudes toward race, including some deeply held prejudices about black people. Many appeared stunned that Americans had elected a black man, and President Obama's visit has underscored Chinese ambivalence about the increasing numbers of blacks living here.
The article goes on. It's an interesting perspective to view how the Chinese have befriended African nations over the decades, but only for certain personal gain. When Africans are viewed as a whole by the Chinese, they are viewed as inferior to other races. Something that is disturbing to say the least.
It reminds me of an article I wrote regarding Chinese troops patroling the streets of Zimbabwee. The Chinese aren't there for any other reason than most other nations who have traversed Africa. Simply because it's a continent rich is culture and rich in resources, but not very rich in ways to keep themselves from being exploited.
So now that the Africans are coming to China, what will they do? It appears that the Chinese are more than happy to aquire their resources and manual labor but not their immigrants. I'm not sure what is to be said of the world wide tradition of raping Africa but I figure I'd point this out for personal reflection.