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An international study has found that the Chinese people originated not from Peking Man in northern China, but from early humans in East Africa who moved through South Asia to China some 100,000 years ago, Hong Kongs Ming Pao daily reported yesterday in a finding that confirms the single origin theory in anthropology.
According to the newspaper, a research team led by Jin Li (of Fudan University in Shanghai has found that modern humans evolved from a single origin, not multiple origins as some experts believe.
In China, school textbooks teach that the Chinese race evolved from Peking Man, based on a theory that humans in Europe and Asia evolved from local species.
Being Black in China
Of all the countries we’ve visited as a family, the hardest, by far, was China.
A series of missteps on my part meant that, after a 13-hour flight, we found ourselves in a very non-touristy part of Beijing, at a “hotel” that was more like a businessman’s rental apartment. Within a few hours, we were already wondering if our plan to spend a month there had been a huge mistake.
What we looked like was ruining our chance to enjoy where we were.
As a family that believes there are things to be learned from everything in life, we try to turn even the most frustrating experiences into teachable moments. Here are the lessons we took away from our time in China:
A Minority in the Middle Kingdom: My Experience Being Black in China -
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In the 1996 China edition of the Lonely Planet’s Guidebook, a text box aside comment from a street interview provided some interesting conversation fodder, “…there is no racism in China because there are no black people,” a Chinese woman was reported to have said. This became a little running joke in my small study abroad circle, since I was the only black student in my program of fifty students. It was 1997, and I was in Beijing studying Chinese. “There is no way you could be Experiencing any racism in China,” one classmate sardonically told me, “because you are the only black person here.” We all laughed. -
Black Americans living in China react to Zimmerman verdict
When news like the recent Zimmerman verdict is handed down, it’s not uncommon that disheartened African-Americans consider packing up and leaving the United States altogether.
Frustration with racist practices within the United States led to the relocation of famous expats like James Baldwin and Josephine Baker decades ago.
In their day, France was a popular destination for Americans looking to live abroad. Today, it’s China.
Safer in China
“I may get looked at funny – or occasionally have someone talk about me when they think I can’t understand them – but I feel much safer here in China than I ever did in America, which is a shame,” says David K. Law. Born and raised in the southern United States, law has resided in Shanghai for the past two years.
A media bubble
Law says aside from peace of mind, another benefit of living in China, where the media is state controlled, is that he’s removed from the sensationalism of the cable news cycle in the United States.
8 of the Worst Countries For Black People to Travel
A person of African descent traveling to China should not be surprised if they are repeatedly stared at or even swarmed by crowds of curious Chinese who will treat them as a spectacle by taking pictures, touching their hair, rubbing their skin, and asking questions that reflect their ignorance and lack of interaction with Black people.
Racism against Blacks may be the strongest form of prejudice in China. Chinese racism is linked to ignorance, class divisions, ethnocentrism and colorism that exists within Chinese society. Many people in China look down upon other Chinese of darker skin, and believe the whiter skin has more beauty.
In China, Black people are viewed through stereotypes, and most Chinese assume Blacks are poor, uneducated, violent, play basketball, are barbaric and wild, and even eat each other. The most common Chinese slur used against Black people means “black ghost.”
Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in Greece has warned Americans traveling to Greece to be wary of “a rise in unprovoked harassment and violent attacks against persons who, because of their complexion, are perceived as foreign migrants.”
“U.S. citizens most at risk are those of African, Asian, Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent in Athens and other major cities,” cautions the embassy in a statement first posted on its website last November.
Spain has a long-standing reputation for virulent racism, and many tourists of African descent complain of their poor reception by Spanish citizens. The nation was singled out by United Nations Special Rapporteur on racism, Mutuma Ruteere, who called on Spanish leaders to take greater steps toward eliminating racist and discriminatory practices against Africans and other immigrants in the country.
The world is not yet colorblind, and Italy is no exception. Anyone not noticeably of European descent will likely be looked down upon by Italians. Oftentimes a darker-skinned tourist will only have to deal with imposing stares, however; some Black women report a rather high incidence of gawking that leads to inquiries for prostitution.
While physical violence is not commonly practiced against Black tourists in Italy, biased ill-treatment of Black visitors can run rampant. A dark-skinned traveler may be questioned longer at border crossings and on trains, and his baggage may be rifled through by officials more often than those of white travelers. Sometimes hotels may tell Black tourists they are full for the night, and then give a room to the next white person who walks through the door. A Black traveler may also be a more
frequent victim of ripoffs and scams, as is true for all foreigners.
Many people of color who have lived in Thailand can attest to the problematic racial attitudes commonplace in the country.
Thais have an aversion to dark skin in general, and are prejudiced against people of African descent or anyone who has a darker skin tone, even among themselves. Black people frequently face discrimination in the workplace and are targeted for scrutiny from police. According to some travelers, it is legal there to discriminate on the basis of skin color or ethnicity.
Racist mockery of Black people is very common in the public sphere in South Korea. When a Black person turns on the television in Korea, they can expect to experience Koreans using blackface and other stereotypical depictions to mock African people, the Diaspora, and Black culture in general.
When traveling to Germany it is important to know that the country’s constitution prohibits racial discrimination in general, but there is basically no case law that specifically deals with it, according to Hendrik Cremer, who has worked with the German Institute for Human Rights since 2007. “Those who want to take action against racist remarks are only able to refer to Section 130 of the Penal Code, which refers to sedition.” The legal hurdles, therefore, are high.
However, racial insults may not be what Black travelers (Africans, Americans, Caribbean people, etc.) visiting Germany should be most concerned with. Former government spokesman Uwe-Karsten Heye said in a 2006 radio interview that dark-skinned visitors to Germany should consider avoiding the eastern part of the country where racism runs high.
Black visitors will also have to be extra careful when they venture outside of Moscow into the rest of Russia. In a chilling warning, the Russia expert of New Republic, Julie Ioffe, said, “There’s quite a bit of violence against people considered to be Black” in Russia, raising new fears about the safety of Olympic athletes, visitors and media attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Ioffe warned that nowhere in Russia is safe for a person of color to visit, outside of Moscow’s city center.
During an “Ask Me Anything” discussion on the social media site Reddit, Ioffe was asked by a Black college student whether it is safe for an African-American to study in Russia.
Here’s her answer:
“Hmmmm, that’s a tough one. I think that, for the most part, you’d be okay — if you consider people glaring at you and cracking racist jokes okay. (Russians are, er, not the most tolerant bunch.) There’s quite a bit of violence against people considered to be black, which includes, in the Russian mind, people from Central Asia and the Caucasus. My advice is go, but stick to the city center and try to go to a bigger city like Moscow. (St. Pete is crawling with skinheads.) Be extra, extra
careful and make sure the American Embassy knows you’re there. They have a special unit to deal with threats to American citizens, so you should report anything that happens immediately.”
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6 African Countries That Are Hostile Toward Black People
Travelers to Morocco often describe the stunning landscape with mountains, deserts, valleys, and uninterrupted miles of beaches on the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. What’s often overlooked is the way Black people are treated in the country.
One student highlighted in Bouyahia’s article described his experience studying in Morocco:
“Often, when I’m just walking down the street, people will call me a “dirty Black man” or call me a slave. Young Moroccans have physically assaulted me on several occasions, for no reason, and passers-by who saw this didn’t lift a finger to help me. All my friends are Black and they have all had similar experiences. Even the girls get insulted in the street. To avoid getting hurt, I now try to ignore the insults. But if someone starts to hit me, what can I do? I have to defend myself.”
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had for many years allowed guest workers to travel from all over Africa to find work in Libya.
However, during the 2011 Libyan civil war, rumors began to surface that sub-Saharan mercenaries paid for by Gadhafi were being used to attack demonstrators in Libya’s towns and cities.
Although several NGOs found no evidence of such mercenaries, the rumors were followed by gruesome attacks on the country’s many Black African migrant workers. But animosity toward Black immigrants did not begin with the civil war.
While traveling in Egypt, its good to note that according to an article by Al Jazeera, Black Egyptians and immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa face daily incidents of racism and prejudice.
Since it gained its independence from France in 1960, Mauritania has struggled with ethnic tension between the Afro-Mauritanians and so-called Arab-Mauritanians.
In 1989, thousands of Black Mauritanians were forced to flee to neighboring Senegal and Mali. They were reportedly forcibly deported by the Mauritanian military, according to an interview given to NPR by Souleymane Sagna, an aid worker in the country.
Many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa moved to Libya to find jobs, but because of that country’s current crisis, more of them are making homes in other countries, such as Algeria.
In Algeria’s city of Boufarik, hundreds of migrants live in area known by locals as “the African camp” or “the camp of the Blacks.”
Tunisia, like its other Arabic neighbors in North Africa, has a significant Black population as well as migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa, although their exact numbers are unknown. They are noticeably absent in up-and-coming neighborhoods, and are largely found living in cheap, overcrowded structures in run-down areas such as La Goulette.
Italy’s Black Minister Cecile Kyenge Demands Apology For Racist Slurs-LIKEN HER TO A GORILLA-HAD BANANAS THROWN AT HER.
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“Kyenge has faced almost daily racial slurs and threats since joining the government. Earlier this month a senator from the anti-immigration Northern League party likened her to an orangutan and only apologized after a storm of criticism.”
South African Public School Accused of Racist Treatment Toward Black, Mixed-Race Students
South Africa’s Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found a public school guilty of hate speech toward black and mixed-race pupils.
Children at the school alleged staff members called them racist names, such as baboons and monkeys.
After an 18-month investigation, staff members and the head teacher were found to have exposed students to dehumanizing and racist treatment.
Long-Term Unemployment Rate Rapidly Declines, But Still High for African-Americans
The Federal Reserve reported this week that the long-term unemployment rate has finally begun a rapid fall, which is largely why the nation’s overall unemployment rate has been relatively low since the start of 2014.
But the Fed’s numbers indicate that the number of African-Americans who meet the definition of long-term unemployed—that is, out of work for at least six months—is still more than double the rate for the overall population.
Italy’s Black Minister Cecile Kyenge Demands Apology For Racist Slurs-LIKEN HER TO A GORILLA-HAD BANANAS THROWN AT HER.
She is a perfect example of how many of our people have worldly intelligence and not Divine intelligence and to have both makes us wise.
Is she really surprise as to what happened and is happening to her?
Here she is asking for a selfish profane (ego) want apology, for what happened and is happening to her, and she is not demanding our enslaved ancestors Reparation, she who is a high position to do so.
I have no empathy and sympathy for her. She is getting what she deserve.
Black Minister Cecile Kyenge, when our people are out of Divine place, we are out of our Once Divine right mind-set.
This is the most vital and essential question from this article.
WHERE IS THE DIVINE SAFEST PLACE FOR OUR PEOPLE?
Divine Scholars have revealed where that place is. Afrikans for the Afrikans.
Some will say, well look at Afrika now, with all the problems Afrika is going through and the European owning Afrika now. How is Afrika the safest place for Black Afrikans?
WHEN WE GET THE DIVINE ANSWERS THAT REVEALS TO US THAT BELOVED AFRIKA IS THE DIVINE SAFEST PLACE OUR PEOPLE WILL EVER BE, DO NOT IGNORE THE ANSWERS. BE THE DIVINE SOLUTION THAT WILL ALLOW AFRIKA TO BE THE DIVINE SAFEST PLACES FOR BLACK AFRIKANS.
Divine wise scholars Chime in on this post.
Beloved Black people, there is no variety of our Blackness, there is no Black Chinese, Arab, Jew or Gentile, our Blackness does not conform, it is your mental spirit that change to have you acting to the culture you are exposed to, out of Afrika.
There is no Black American as well, our identity is secured by the Nature of our Biology, so it stand to reason that the safest place on Earth for Black people is where you started as residents on this Earth, the place call Afrika, which has it to be so that Afrika is for the Black Afrikans, because that is where the immense density of Black people are located, which have it to be, if Black Afrikans were united, your safety would be in your mental ability to think to Divinely Reason your way while living..
The Weakness of Black people are our Division, which is what do us harm, and as for as where we Black people can be safe in this world, it is where we started on Earth, united and Divine, in that place known today as Afrika.
So, as we were before, so can we be again, safe and Divine Black Afrikan people in Afrika
Sure there is work for Black people to do in Afrika, Hell, Afrika has been invaded by other than Black people, and Black people today live in Afrika as Conquered people, which have you with an obligation to make Afrika to be safe again for Black people, In Afrika is where our Safety reside..