Chinese Migrant Workers Find Wives in Africa?

Comedians have long  joked about finding the perfect woman of another ethnicity.  Eddie Murphy’s famous routine involved him finding an African woman named “Um Foo Foo” who would become Americanized and leave him searching all over again.  But, Chinese men that are working in Africa are finding a life with African women as a real possibility for happiness and possibly balancing the man to woman ratio in China.

Clutch magazine reported that there is a significant amount of Chinese men finding wives in African women.  Whether they are trying to balance the 100 women to every 110 men in China is not a certainty, but they are not just finding love, they are marrying the African women they are involved with.

But, just as any other culture throughout the world, there are those Chinese that find a major problem with the mixing of the two ethnic groups.  Clutch used an excerpt from one commenter from a blog called China Smack (that translates postings from other sites to English) as an example.  The commenter lends incendiary remarks to the prospect of Chinese/African marriage saying:

“In my neighborhood is a Chinese engineer who returned from Angola, and his wife is a black girl. However, she’s one of those very pretty high-end black girls. She’s very slender and not one of those fat auntie types. Her skin also isn’t the kind of oily/greasy black but rather black-brownish and more brown.”

Yes!  They used the term “high-end” as though black women can be equated with one of their knock-off purses when they don’t exhibit the skin tone they desire.  Read the full report here.  There is probably little to no problem with the skin types though because there are probably very few that choose to bring her home.

-J.C. Brooks


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