Hi I'm an African-American that will be traveling to China next month, more specifically Beijing. I know African -Americans are not common in China. Will I experience prejudice because of this? I'm not sure what to expect because I am black. Do you have any advice? Xie xie !
this is honestly probably better answered by someone who is black but i have anecdotal stories from my friend who is black and traveled there with some of her black friends and she said that, more than anything, the locals were just super curious about them, stared at them a lot, and wanted to take photos with them. i don’t know how much overt hostility you’ll experience as opposed to people being very curious and possibly crossing boundaries. but again as someone who is not black i can’t tell you anything from personal experience. i’m sure our followers have stories or know of others who you can speak to.