As the Western world learns more about the horrific abuse some black people are subjected to in the Middle East, McDonald‘s has been forced to condemn actions taken by leaders in the Chinese arm of its empire.
An upsetting story below…
Despite the fact that the Coronavirus was born and bred in China, large waves of black people living in the country have been attacked, harassed and evicted from their homes after being accused of spreading the illness.
Getting in on the action? Some McDonald’s stores in the market which banned black people from entering.
Again, for those who still doubt that Black people and particularly #AfricansinChina are being targeted we feel it is our duty to share this. A sign at a @McDonalds restaurant seems to make this perfectly clear pic.twitter.com/FaveKrdQHi
— Black Livity China (@BlackLivityCN) April 11, 2020
The organisation has now apologised via a statement given to NBC which reads “the sign is not representative of our inclusive values.”
The restaurant has since been temporarily shut down to further educate managers and employees on our values, which includes serving all members of the communities in which we operate.
Press play to learn more about what some black people are facing in foreign lands.