Are Chinese bars still denying entry for black people in 2012? Four whole years after bars in Beijing’s Sanlitun were allegedly told to ban black people from their establishments, it seems the situation has still yet to improve. A tipster has informed us that Shanghai’s after-party destination The Room recently barred them from entry, simply based on the color of their skin.
Below is their account of what happened:
Tried to go to The Room, which is an after hours club located at No. 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, but couldn’t enter the club because the bouncer said no black people were allowed in the club. When we asked why, the bouncer said black people were at the club fighting so the police and the boss decided no more black people would/should be admitted after that. A manager also came to confirm the same. The manager also didn’t seem to care if others know about this practice. He said it would be better if no black people came/went to the Room.
I hope in time, they will know that what a few people do is not the same as what everyone does or will do and will change their minds about black people.
Those violent black people, what with their professed affinity for kung fu movies and such. If anyone has had similar experiences at The Room, or at other establishments in Shanghai, please let us know in the comments section below. Let the naming and shaming begin!
Update: We contacted the manager of The Room, and were told that the incident did in fact occur last week. The security guard who barred our friend of the blog from entering the establishment has reportedly been fired, and The Room stresses that the only people denied entry into the bar are those that security considers to be overly inebriated.