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Experience of Being Black in China

Categories: East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, China, Education, Ethnicity & Race, Migration & Immigration

Marketus Presswood, who previously lived in Beijing for more than eight years, wrote in Tea Leaf Nation [1] about his experience of being black in China in late 1990s.

I overheard students speaking in Chinese about how they were paying so much money and wanted a white instructor. One student went so far as to say, “I don’t want to look at his black face all night.”