The Politics of Racism: Constructions of African Immigrants in China on ChinaSMACK

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May 1, 2015


Tessa M. Pfafman, C. Carpenter and Yong Tang


This journal article identifies the politics of Chinese netizens' racism toward Africans on the website, ChinaSMACK. Its analysis reveals that racism on ChinaSMACK is triggered by perceived threats to identity, economic stability, and loyalty to the state; exists in a paradoxical relationship with globalization; and encourages sexist attitudes toward women.


City | Culture | Social Context

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