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Black Girl in Beijing
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Five years ago, disenchanted with the trajectory of my career back in the U. In some ways, being a black woman in South Korea and China was relatively easy. Compared to America, both countries are relatively safe. I have been lucky not to experience any type of assault or harassment, unlike in America where I was often subjected to street harassment.
What It's Like to Be Black in China
It had been 3 years since my last travel expedition and life was slowly but surely getting in the way of my nomadic lifestyle. This needed to be remedied post haste! China you say… yeah sure why not! Accompanied by a friend on my 6 month trek around the world, our first stop was Beijing baby! Granted the ninjas were not actually real hey we all like ninjas!
The two of them were seated on a velveteen chaise lounge, fastidiously made up in couture, with long, bone-straight black hair and red-stained lips— their faces white as talcum powder. A team of department store staff circulated about them, carting boxes of high-end shoes stacked up to their necks for them to try. I was in another section of the shoe department, trying on a pair of nude pumps when the women set their phones aside to look at me— to stare really. In recent decades the sight of black people in Shanghai has become too common to feel special or unique, though it is unusual to see someone with my complexion shopping in a boutique such as this. The novelty of this encounter must have been what led one of the women to raise her phone and snap my photo.