Racism In Asia:
China has had African residents (profoundly black) for decades, and for decades, has been racially discriminating and showing hostile actions against the Africans. This was all well kept under the carpet, until African students rose and apposed to what they call 'Chinese Apartheid'. When African officials took notice of this, official marches were organized by the Organization of African Unity led by Mali president Moussa Traoré. The issue blew up and the world had gotten information about the ill-treating going down in China. It was actually so severe that 'The Guardian' the 1989 Third World Report titled "'Chinese apartheid' threatens links with Africa". The "Chinese Apartheid" would possibly threaten its relationship with the whole African Continent. The laws were immediately overthrown.
Hong Kong has a population of about 7 million people, predominantly Chinese. Racial and sex issues have been raised about the city due to its multi-culturasm. Hong Kong has 350 000 ethnic minorities including: Indians, Indonesians, Pakistanis and Filipinos. These minorities settled in Hong Kong from founding days of the previous colony, some to work as domestic workers. Natives of Hong Kong are now known to put on acts of discrimination among the minorities, demonstrating they don't welcome them into their country. The minority is going through much oppression and this evident by cases of high employment rates, poor working conditions and physical and psychological violence. The Hong Kong government was said to have ignored the issue, until the human rights group stepped in about te years ago.
Germany is still healing from what the world knows as the most vicious and cruel showings of inhumanity and ill-treating of other groups- the Holocaust. For many Jews today, the journey of forgiving and moving on is most difficult. It was more than 50 years ago when Adolph Hitler led Germany into probably the most talked about “hate crusade” to this day. In the time of the holocaust, approximately 6 million Jewish people went through mass genocide under orders of Nazis. The Nazis managed to turn everyone in Germany against people of Jewish faith by clinical use of propaganda. The extension of the cruelty the Jews in Europe experienced was massive and heartless. Discrimination, in this instance, took place in the most excruciating places: death camps, concentration camps, death squads and ghettos. It took the collective might of the world to combat, and eventually defeat, the Nazi Racist machine. But the holocaust was, is, and perhaps will always be – the most bone-chilling example of man-induced discrimination.
Holocaust survivors have moved to different areas around the globe and to this day, their story remains heartbreaking. Many Jewish people, like our team member Adam (grandson to a holocaust survivor) live peacefully but haunted by their past; the vast majority choosing to never go back to Germany or have anything to associate themselves with that country. Yet still, a few neo-Nazis exist around the world. They will remain, we hope, powerless.