McDonald’s in China makes apology for a restaurant banning black people

Video above: Chinese fast-food companies are doing ‘contactless’ deliveries in wake of coronavirus. A McDonald’s in China has apologized for posting a notice barring black people from entering the establishment, the BBC reports.The notice read: “We’ve been informed that from now on black people are not allowed to enter the restaurant.”The McDonald’s, in Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong province, put the ban in place after rumors circulated online that the novel coronavirus was spreading among African people, according to the BBC.McDonald’s temporarily closed the restaurant after finding out about the policy, saying it was “not representative of our inclusive values.” The restaurant has conducted diversity and inclusion training in the branch.“Immediately upon learning of an unauthorized communication to our guests at a restaurant in Guangzhou, we immediately removed the communication and temporarily closed the restaurant,” the company said.Last week, hundred of Africans in Guangzhou were evicted from their living spaces in fears they would spread infections to others. The city is home to one of China’s largest African communities, and a hub of African trade.The provincial government of Guangdong responded to worries about racial discrimination, calling Africa and China “good friends,” and that it attaches “great importance to some African countries’ concerns and is working promptly to improve” operations.

Video above: Chinese fast-food companies are doing ‘contactless’ deliveries in wake of coronavirus.

A McDonald’s in China has apologized for posting a notice barring black people from entering the establishment, the BBC reports.

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The notice read: “We’ve been informed that from now on black people are not allowed to enter the restaurant.”

The McDonald’s, in Guangzhou, the capital city of the Guangdong province, put the ban in place after rumors circulated online that the novel coronavirus was spreading among African people, according to the BBC.

McDonald’s temporarily closed the restaurant after finding out about the policy, saying it was “not representative of our inclusive values.” The restaurant has conducted diversity and inclusion training in the branch.

“Immediately upon learning of an unauthorized communication to our guests at a restaurant in Guangzhou, we immediately removed the communication and temporarily closed the restaurant,” the company said.

Last week, hundred of Africans in Guangzhou were evicted from their living spaces in fears they would spread infections to others. The city is home to one of China’s largest African communities, and a hub of African trade.

The provincial government of Guangdong responded to worries about racial discrimination, calling Africa and China “good friends,” and that it attaches “great importance to some African countries’ concerns and is working promptly to improve” operations.