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BBC Doc Tracks Origin of Racist “Shout-Out” Videos Featuring African Children

The BBC debuted a documentary investigating the origin of commissioned videos of African children being coached to recite messages in Chinese that have gone viral in China. These are frequently starkly racist and reveal the prevalence of anti-Black attitudes in China.

The documentary was researched by Runako Celina, the co-founder of Black Livity China, a platform focusing on the experiences of Black people living in China. She tracked down the makers of the videos to Malawi and exposed the treatment of the children who appeared.

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