China Olympics – Police Ask Bar Owners Not To Serve Blacks Because They Are Pimps, Prostitutes And Drug Dealers

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Get Them Darkies Out Of Here!

“Beijing police have been visiting bar owners in the popular Sanlitun area and asking them to sign pledges agreeing to not serve black people or Mongolians and ban activities including dancing.

Bar owners said that police have been clamping down on black people and Mongolians, who are sometimes implicated in drug dealing and prostitution, as part of an Olympic clean-up campaign that they and locals fear will make for a secure but sterile Games.”

Our friend Amit has the whole story and links over at Pull! Push! blog, along with an excellent perspective on why Barbados’ new best friend China is “helping” those Darkies over in Africa who are apparently unwelcome at the Olympics.

Pull! Push! blog: Relations Between China and Africa

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39 responses to “China Olympics – Police Ask Bar Owners Not To Serve Blacks Because They Are Pimps, Prostitutes And Drug Dealers

  1. .95

    if this article is true its a sad day in the history of this world ,, i am white but white people and black people blood is the same red colour

  2. PiedPiper

    If this item is, in fact, true, should anyone really be surprised?
    For the life of me, I could never understand why the IOC chose China to host the Olympics in the first place. The pollution alone in Beijing (which the Chinese promised to clean up and haven’t) should have stricken it from the selection process.
    The Chinese, despite their burgeoning economy, remain a closed and insular society and it will be decades before they catch up to the rest of the world socially.
    In many ways, this Olympics reminds me of the German Olympics of 1936 which was used as a platform for the rise of Nazism and a show case for the German Aryan race. I already suspect that Chinese athletes will dominate most events and it will be interesting to see how the usually strong African and African Americans contenders will fair.

  3. JC

    These people are something else, nothing that is done to black people surprises me! NOTHING!

  4. Centipede

    Assuming it’s true … I’m not surprised in the least by this – unfortunate and true, the chinese have deep seated racism where blacks are concerned.

    And as it seems they are intent on re-colonizing africa, it only stands to reason that their “subjects” would be demeaned in due fashion. I’m sure they would have gleaned much from the years during the opium wars, when china herself was declared a de facto colony.

    While they have invested billions in africa – I highly doubt they have any socially responsible, community based initiatives…

    And by what right were they even in the running to host the olympics?? Certainly not a human right.

  5. ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID

    Well said Pied Piper, I concur with your perspectives and sentiments regarding China. As a matter of fact ,when China was chosen to host the Olympics by the IOC, I was extremely dissapointed, especially, knowing their position with respect to oppression, human rights and the general question of pollution, irrespective of their economic growth. Also, if this item of news regarding blacks and Mongolians not being served in bars ,as a consequence of the authorities forcing proprietors to sign pledges restricting and denying service is true, I am not really surprised by the Chinese in this regard.If true the Chinese should be exposed by the global media for what they are, outright racists.

  6. John

    I’ll try and find it but very recently I saw on the internet that Chinese in South Africa have now been classified as Black so that they can get the benefits of affirmative action programmes!!

    I think I saw some one post it on the blogs too!!

  7. wasnt there an article a few months back about the police in taiwan throwing some lashes in a caribbean diplomats son cause they were cracking down on some bar with black folks?

    i’ve got a few friends who worked in China and Taiwan and basically from what i’ve heard i really never want to see those places.

    gives food for thought though when one sees a line of Chinese construction workers walking along Maxwell main road in the evening though

  8. Anon

    OFF TOPIC

    Two Guyanese killed in Bay street a short while ago.

  9. Thomas Gresham

    There is no excuse for racism, wherever it is. If the story and interpretation is true, the Chinese should be condemned. The problems in Tibet underscore that it was a mistake to hold the Olympics there this year.

    But let us not confuse matters. Yes there is a new scramble for Africa led by the Chinese with India coming in behind. But this is not such a bad thing.

    The West are pissed off because for the first time Africans can say “no” to them, not listen to their sanctimonious lectures about corruption and governance and still get their investment and capital. (It takes two to be corrupt and British and American companies have been some of the worse.)

    It is far better for Africa that there is a competition for Africa’s resources between the Chinese, Indians and the West than if there was not. Africa is getting a higher price for its assets than otherwise. And indeed the last decade ther ehas been record breaking investment and it has been the best years for African growth (it has certainly outstripped growth in Barbados). Over the past ten years, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Mozambique and Angola have grown by 8% per year, Chad, Uganda and Sudan by 7%, Botswana, Mali, and Ethiopia by 5%. That does not mean that Africa does not need to be vigilant about cutting good deals, that growth could not be better distributed, and it does not mean that the Chinese are investing out of goodwill, but it does mean that this competitive scramble is providing benefits to many African economies.

  10. reality check

    Thomas

    “It is far better for Africa that there is a competition for Africa’s resources between the Chinese, Indians and the West than if there was not.”

    This is absolutely true but don’t forget that the vast majority of monies going into Africa, due to rampant corruption, does not have a proper trickle down affect to those that need it.

    The Chinese and Indians, as part of their culture, understand all to well at how to direct their attention at the weakest link to get what they want.

    http://www.sluggerotoole.com/archives/2005/06/not_northern_ir.php

    http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/07/have-your-say-r.html

    The essential ingredient to a prosperous and socially just country is a stable government and a Rule of Law that prevents stealing at all levels.

    Barbados could take its place in a much healthier, stable and just society if The new government fulfilled its promises on a Ministerial code and strict ITAL legislation.

    I suspect the new Barbadian representatives on the block are just getting to understand their power and the ways of milking the system. Don’t count on any real change despite the rhetoric.

  11. Thomas Gresham

    ITAL will make a difference. Rule of Law is critical. But, let us not fool ourselves, they will not be enough.

    The two biggest single pieces of corruption in the world have been (1) the US$30bn award to Boeing for aircraft tankers awarded by Mrs Darleen Druyun at the US Ministry of Defence and (2) the $84bn Saudi order for fighter jets to be built by British Aerospace. Both the US and UK have tough anti-corruption laws, on paper there is strong enforcement. They regularly lecture the rest of the world on anti-corruption.

    Wherever government is involved in administrative decisions that award large contracts there is the potential for corruption – it is why it is concentrated in the defense and sanitation industries the world over. To reduce corrupt we need to limit the role of government in money decisions. We need to remove the “license culture” where you need a license to do this and do that, and the government has to award it, stamp it, and collect a fee. Just look at the port. So it worries me that this government appears to like nuisance licences and fees that will create an industry of backhanders, are appointing party hacks to boards irrespective of expertise, (the “our turn” culture with our money) and is going to give constituency councils resources, but appoint its members for us.

    Government licencing must be reduced or stream lined, (on-line payments, licences mailed). We need more transparent tenders and auctions and less restrictions on auction pre-approvals. We have some of this – as CEO of the BTI, Senator Boyce and senior civil servant colleagues made the key decisions on who won the large investment contracts in recent years, not ministers – but we need to do much better.

  12. reality check

    “ITAL will make a difference. Rule of Law is critical. But, let us not fool ourselves, they will not be enough.”

    Not fooled in the least but it is the critical first start to demonstrating and honouring commitments to the people of Barbados.

    The citizens are still waiting?

  13. unapologetic

    I concur with the Pied Piper on this one. Foreign relations with China are based on economics, and so is the Olympics being there.
    The world is still full of racism, stereotyping, and baseless prejudice. Just so long as we know. Prostitutes and pimps come in every colour and ethnicity. If this story is true, the Chinese must be angry because of who is doing the pimping, and who the prostituting!

  14. Bimbro

    How about some of you making suggestions for ridding the world of racism instead of just moaning about it’s existence and effects. Might n’t that be an idea.

  15. Jukecheckedeyskirt

    I good friend of mine was in China for a three month course recently. He indicated to me that whilst in a Supermarket purchasing food with a few blacks who were part of that course, chinese in the store stopped and pointed at them giggling and talking in their language in what could be assumed as very belittling tones. He informed me that for the first time in his life he felt degraded, out of place, discriminated upon and very black indeed.

    The Chinese people hold to the notion that they are white and for that reason they like their skin to be as white as possible (as told to me by one Chinese female colleague in England).

    I am not sure how racist they are but from this story and the one that is the topic of the comments put forth that blacks do not have any place in their society and will be targets for discrimination and police abuse regardless of their social background. It is clear that once you are black or a Mongolian in China you are damned, doomed and condemn (Innocent or Guilty because of the colour of your skin) unless you are a world star like Rihanna or country to whom China sees much benefit for their own gain. If this is true, how could Barbados align itself with such people. Have we as a people lost our pride and dignity. Will we align ourselves to anything, anybody or any situation for an economic advantage and partnership agreements for the sake of a ‘few pieces of silver.’

    We have really sunken low. It is time that we diversify our economy and start making headway into our manufacturing and agriculture sectors to stem the flow of imports and become more self sufficient and not so damn dependent on other countries to boast or economy. But that will be when hell frozes over because we are a small island developing state without any natural resources. Thus we have to find ways and means to survive and that seems to be at any cost necessary. WHAT A SHAME!!!

  16. 316.89

    “ITAL will make a difference. Rule of Law is critical.”

    Enforcement is the key.
    Enforcement.

    But that takes hard work and sleuthing.
    Ain’t gonna happen..

    _____________________

    How do you intend to rid the world of racism?
    The only way to do that is by raising intellectual standards FOR EVERYONE – WAY beyond what they are now!

    Racism is as built-in to us
    as is our DNA!
    Let’s “abolish DNA” first. riiight..
    That might pave the way towards eliminating racism.

    Not gonna happen!

  17. crossroads

    Absolute ignorance.

  18. Bimbro

    He informed me that for the first time in his life he felt degraded, out of place, discriminated upon and very black indeed.

    ******************

    Juke, tell your friend, “welcome to the real world and the future”! West Indians are mentally, so docile they can’t normally, see what’s happening in front of their very eyes, but like it or not, they will be forced to confront the truth, eventually!! You may thank your Jamaican friends for that! Are you sure they did n’t mistake one of you for Ben Johnson, or Dwayne Chambers, or … and so on!!!!

    ************************

    The Chinese people hold to the notion that they are white and for that reason they like their skin to be as white as possible (as told to me by one Chinese female colleague in England).

    ************************

    Oh, and what excuse do the rest of the world give for hating west indians!! Doan mek muh laugh, do!!!!

    Why should we be treated with respect when we don’t even treat our own, fellow Barbadians that way!!

    My dear fellow, we have n’t even begun on the journey yet, to civility!!!!

  19. Bimbro

    The sad aspect is, in my opinion, we have n’t yet found the person to take us on that holy, journey!!

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  21. Bimbro

    We are having a increasing chinese population in Barbados and every where you go there is a chinese restaurant or store..

    ***********************

    Muslims, Indo Guyanese, afro Guyanese, Chinese etc., it seems that the take-over of Bim’s in full swing!!!!

  22. Jukecheckedeyskirt

    Why should we be treated with respect when we don’t even treat our own, fellow Barbadians that way!!
    …………………………………………

    True as day is to night but who is the we to whom you refer? Whites, Syrians, Indians, blacks?

    The first mentioned three has done what blacks have failed to do i.e. pool their resources in order to have a piece of the economic pie. Instead those who are in control of the lucrative aspects of Bimshires ecomomic status have set the pace and have ensured that only certain groups (namely those amongst themselves) remain viable. Blacks continue to fight amongst themselves with all indifference and the pull down mentality syndrome. We are our worst enemy and have provided the fuel for racial scorn from other racists. But that still should not be a reason to exhibit racial discrimination or hate.

    The only place that I have felt such obvious racial divide and discrimination is in Barbados. Who you are and the colour of your skin says rather or not you will be received or be rejected (especially in the banking sector). Black Barbados has allowed this to continue for to long but then again what can they do; their mentality is shaped by others always doing and providing for them so what else can we expect from those who portray signs and symptoms of dependency. It is almost like we cannot think for ourselves, research for ourselves, manage for ourselves or create for ourselves. But that is the world to which we have created and the other races have capitalized on this thinking to take full advantage of us because we still believe that the white man or the Indian or anyone of more colour is better than us. Thus we remain at the bottom of the global racial hierachy. How sad.

  23. Inkwell

    At the first proven instance of any such blatant racism at any Chinese establishment, the black competitors at the Olympics must make a strong protest: withdrawal en mass from the competition and a refusal to participate further unless the Chinese government issues a public apology and a condemnation of racist behaviour.

    Such an action would have a huge impact on the games and make a statement that would go a long way in establishing and reinforcing the dignity of black.

    I hope the black athletes and support staff have the foresight and the guts when the time comes.

  24. @Inkwell

    Of concern to us is the position which presumptive Democratic nominee holds on the issue. Why is it that we believe that the ONE China policy will hold and it will be business as usual on the planet come Olympics 2008.

  25. Bimbro

    At the first proven instance of any such blatant racism at any Chinese establishment, the black competitors at the Olympics must make a strong protest: withdrawal en mass from the competition and a refusal to participate further unless the Chinese government issues a public apology and a condemnation of racist behaviour.

    *******************

    Juke, u must be joking to expect that black athletes who themselves, might possess an aspect of racial prejudice against some of their own are going to sacrifice years of toil to get where they are because of one or two instances of chinese-racism, and u almost, could n’t blame them!!

    What you need to address is the reason for the racism and that starts with the constant stream of muggings in London, New York and elsewhere, and the rest!!

    Until we eliminate those problems racism will continue and increase!!

    As for the Barbadians, I had huge regard for them once but the more actual, experience I have of them the more my regard evaporates!!

  26. Jukecheckedeyskirt

    Bimbro

    I prefer something far more constructive to read than what you write. Think next time

  27. 98o

    That would be like saying we shouldn’t serve people with slanted eyes, because they can’t see well…that’s my point, this idea is just a stupid and ridiculous.

  28. My father was born in Barbados; however I live in the United States. When I visited Barbados for the first time in 1962 the Aquatic Club in Bridgetown had a sign up that said “Whites Only” I thought that those days were over. It looks like we have to band together in this on an International level

    Being an African American living in America and bound for the Beijing games in a few days and the founder of http://www.olympiconenessdream.com a social site for international Olympic attendees, I have a keen interest in this story.
    Join with me and take a stand with the Chinese motto for the Olympic Games in Beijing “One World One Dream”.
    How do you say “I have a Dream” in Chinese?

    Hugh Browne

  29. Thistle

    Well, look how life could make you laugh your head off sometimes! Mr. Browne, I was a member of the Aquatic Club in 1962 and I am NOT WHITE! Pity you did not take a photograph of the “Whites Only” sign at the Aquatic Club, because I never ever saw such a sign there in my entire life. It is true to say that the Aquatic Club had some ridiculous (unwritten) rules, similar to the Strathclyde fiasco, which not only included colour, but class as well. But an actual sign stating “Whites Only”? No, I certainly never saw that.

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  31. Bimbro

    Jukecheckedeyskirt
    July 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    Bimbro

    I prefer something far more constructive to read than what you write. Think next time

    ********************

    Then don’t read it, and KMBBA!!!!

  32. ru4real

    This if true is disgusting.However not unexpected from a country whose human rights record against its own citizens is appalling.

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  35. Mark Fenty

    We ought to dismiss this article as utter nonsense, because it is intended to arouse the ugly side of our human emotions.

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