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I thought the guy on the furthest left was Xi for a moment.

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Donald Trump at times has called it the “Chinese virus.”

Flus and viruses often get their names due to origin of where they first manifest themselves, with no racist overtones whatsoever. There was the Spanish flu of 1918, the Hong Kong flu of 1968, the Russian flu of the mid 70s (I had that as a kid, it was awful), there was the so-called 'swine flu', and at the VA I've been immunized against flu strains from Australia, South Africa and other places.

Calling CoVid-19 the 'Chinese virus' isn't necessarily racist in this regard but when you look at and hear it from the ill-mannered loudmouth idiot who keeps using that term, given his record of immaturity + racism + totally boorish outright uncouthness - then it IS! And the network TV coverage in America is no help either.

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@starpunk

The Spanish flu didn’t originate in Spain.

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It really makes my blood boil to hear about the harassment that has been going on. However, I'd also like to see those people raise their voices about the treatment of foreigners (especially Africans) in China. There's a huge discrimination problem (https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/china/africans-guangzhou-china-coronavirus-hnk-intl/index.html). It cuts many ways.

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@Mocheake doesn't mean it is right to stereotype races, race does not equate to government

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Asian people have come a long way in majority white countries over recent decades. In Australia for example it's now common to see Asian faces in TV and other advertising, intermarriage is common and to many of us the descriptor "Asian" is just another way of describing how someone looks, like blonde hair and blue eyes or redhead or whatever. But there's no denying it, there are still some bad attitudes around towards Asians.

So it would be a shame if all of that progress went backwards just because some clowns pick up on the "undertones" of the Chinese flu/kung flu type comments uttered by other clowns in high places and give our people of Asian appearance grief. The clowns are a minority, but for those people who have to suffer these kinds of dumbass comments it must be hard to live with.

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@Kag

@Mocheake doesn't mean it is right to stereotype races, race does not equate to government

The US government isn't discriminating against Asian people. The Chinese governmnt isn't discriminating against Africans; however, it is the Chinese people that are refusing Africans services and the Chinese people that are kicking Africans out of contrated rented apartments because they are African.

Videos have also shown that they are only discriminating against Africans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBvZ6IQwT_s

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I wonder how many Karen's are behind some of these attacks.

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Racism in any form is not tolerable, whether it is directed against East Asians around the world or against Africans in China.

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ulysses:

True.

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Designate the are you feel these so called Asians come from. Asia is HUGE!

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The racism towards Asians has always been there. Covid19 and Trump's comments are just excuses that let it be brought out into the open.

quercetumToday 07:20 am JST

I thought the guy on the furthest left was Xi for a moment.

They all kinda look alike to you? lol

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The FBI reports there has been an uptick in hate crimes and harassment against Asian Americans since the outbreak of COVID-19, which first appeared in Wuhan, China, late last year.

So the story is about harrassment of Asian Americans, and the example they gave:

Actress Olivia Cheng was recently volunteering in Vancouver when she says she witnessed a man drive up to an elderly Chinese woman, roll down his window and yell, “This is your fault!” before throwing trash at her.

Canada. Not America.

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Japan talking about others being racists ...

Someone posting who clearly didn't read the article.

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Asian people have come a long way in majority white countries over recent decades. In Australia for example it's now common to see Asian faces in TV and other advertising, intermarriage is common and to many of us the descriptor "Asian" is just another way of describing how someone looks, like blonde hair and blue eyes or redhead or whatever. But there's no denying it, there are still some bad attitudes around towards Asians.

And also don’t forget Black people who also have been discriminated against even longer historically, had it harder worked even harder to overcome and rise up to make it in so called white countries given the traumatic events that took place over the last 400 years, but attacking someone based on the color of their skin is wrong and should be always condoned. When the Ebola virus scare was going on you didn’t hear really verbal attacks hurled at Blacks, I do think in the Coronavirus case, China or more accurately, the CCP went on a massive campaign to make sure this pandemic doesn’t tarnish them or their reputation, they knew if they make it a racial issue many Westerners will lose sight of the origin of the virus and attach a racial component to it because it plays well with the shift and sympathy as well as the victimization of the Chinese people as a whole that are being attacked and not the CCP for causing the virus, their plan worked and here we are and people bought into it, hook, line and sinker. All of it is so very sad that it’s come to this.

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The Chinese governmnt isn't discriminating against Africans; however, it is the Chinese people that are refusing Africans services and the Chinese people that are kicking Africans out of contrated rented apartments because they are African.

In 2017 a high ranking Chinese Communist Party official made racially derogatory comments about Africans moving to Guangdong. The fact that the Party refuses to properly acknowledge and deal with this racism shows that racism is not just from the Chinese people, but also tolerated and perhaps encouraged by the highest levels of China's government.

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In 2017 a high ranking Chinese Communist Party official made racially derogatory comments about Africans moving to Guangdong. 

Exactly and while the Chinese demand that the world shouldn’t connect the virus to the country of its origin the Chinese are shifting their blame and attacks, anger and frustrations on the Africans living in Guangzhou.

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Exactly and while the Chinese demand that the world shouldn’t connect the virus to the country of its origin the Chinese are shifting their blame and attacks, anger and frustrations on the Africans living in Guangzhou.

Oldman was referring to something that happened in 2017, yet you've managed to deftly add a couple of years to it. But I get the feeling that you're desperate to deflect attention from Disinfectant Donny again.

Do you have any evidence that Chinese people "are shifting their blame and attacks, anger and frustrations on the Africans living in Guangzhou."?

And since when did conservatives start caring about black people?

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Do you have any evidence that Chinese people "are shifting their blame and attacks, anger and frustrations on the Africans living in Guangzhou."?

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/10/china/africans-guangzhou-china-coronavirus-hnk-intl/index.html

And since when did conservatives start caring about black people?

Since 1861

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The Chinese governmnt isn't discriminating against Africans; 

Lots of Africans are reporting that police are targeting them, such as rounding them up and forcing them into quarantine, even ones testing positive. So the local governments, at least, are discriminating against Africans.

This is systemic, vastly different from the US, where the harassment is conducted by comparatively small numbers of individual idiots.

Once police forces in the US start rounding up Asians, then we can make a comparison.

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JeffLeeToday  06:03 am JST

Once police forces in the US start rounding up Asians, then we can make a comparison.

Actually they did back in 1942.

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