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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

I am so surprised when the very friendly and kind and loving and innocent boy who ran the hostel with his family said,

"No black guy, No black guy", he said to me after the traveller left. He could have been a wealthy American rapper, it could have Pharell or Kanye West, I didn't look closely.

I was speechless. He told the traveller that the hostel is full. I was at the lobby and I know the place is practically empty. The poor traveller has been walking the entire town and everything is said to be full. ITS IMPOSSIBLE! They rejected him even at the pricey guest houses. That was a shock for me. I know asians can be racist, but not to PAYING CUSTOMERS.

whoa, these places still exist? I looked at my arms and its darker than the guy who just left. For a minute, I thought they will kick me out.

Where is this? it doesnt matter. Lets just say Southeast Asia. I was just surprised. Nevermind the money, he is black. They accept loosers from all nations, but that guy looked really decent compared to 90% of the people in the rooms.

But I am not jumping to conclusions. The people at my guest house are just so nice to be called racist. They probably had some bad experience with some guest in the past. Still not justified.

well in China Calvin Klein BillboardS feature a black MALE Model in an underwear, that should change their views. Its a big risk using black models for the Chinese market. I am impressed with CK.

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y

If you're surprised that racism exists you haven't visited many countries.

3. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

Quoting SamSalmon

If you're surprised that racism exists you haven't visited many countries.

Totally agree. Welcome to the real world baby.

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

An interesting post - I agree that it's a positive move for Ck to advertise using a black model in China.

I was shocked last year in France at a wedding when, during a conversation about immigration (dodgy topic) one of the elders around the table told me 'your mother wouldn't be happy if you brought a black girl home'. He simply wouldn't accept it when I said that my mother wouldn't lift an eyebrow. Reflecting on it, I'm sure this opinion would be reflected in some communities in the UK too. I guess stereotypes run deep, but it's our responsibility to challenge them eh?

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 7y

Coming from the UK i used to think I lived in a very racist country, but we have come a long way in the last 10 - 20 years or so and now it is probably the least racist country in the world. For that reason I am still shocked when i come across racism in other countries (which I find a lot) esp in Asia. I think the most shocking thing I have seen lately is an advert in the Philippines on the TV which advertises a whitening cream, now I know that a lot of people use these creams in Asia but the language used in this particular advert was terrible. It advised people to use this cream as it will turn "your dirty skin to a beautiful white"!!!! I was totally shocked when I heard this. My gf is from Philippines and she has very beautiful and very dark skin, it is disgusting that TV ads are saying dark skin is "dirty".

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting magykal1

I was shocked last year in France at a wedding when, during a conversation about immigration (dodgy topic) one of the elders around the table told me 'your mother wouldn't be happy if you brought a black girl home'.

I'm always taken aback when people say things like that and automatically assume you agree--like it's some unquestionable "fact" that everyone's secretly in on. I don't even think they fully get it when you try to explain how you don't agree. It's like they think you're being PC or difficult or something.

7. Posted by annaone2 (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Well, I'm not surprised. I'm myself Vietnamese. Within the Vietnamese community there is much racism, especially towards black people. This is a form of racism you will see in practically all Asian communities. Ironic, you may think, for Asian people themselves are often targets of racism. You may think they should know better, not unfortunately, it's not the way it works. It's like Asians are thinking, "Well, with black people, we have found people who are even worse off than we!" No matter how "victimized" you may be, there will always be people "weaker" than yourself that you can in turn victimize. Really disgusting...

And also worthy of being mentioned: There is racism from Asians towards other Asians. The Chinese despise the Vietnamese, the Vietnamese don't think much of the Chinese. The Japanese often see the Chinese as not as sophisticated as themselves, etc. I have experienced all that first hand *sigh*:(

8. Posted by flaminjo (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

this is really shocking!!!!!
plzz tell the name of the place so that i can warn my friends (my ex-realtionship was with a black guy, it lasted for over 3 years) and trust me he was better than most of the so called white guys around (in every way)