. In Case You’ve Missed It Opinion: I’m shocked by the racist cartoons and travel bans sparked by omicron « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – On Nov. 28, the Spanish newspaper La Tribuna de Albacete published a comic depicting the omicron variants as cartoon characters with brown skin and nappy hair, packed in a boat marked with a South African flag and approaching land with a European Union flag waving on its shores. On the same day, the German newspaper Die Rheinpfalz published a front-page story with the headline “The virus from Africa is with us,” accompanied by a photo of two Black Africans. And on Dec. 2, a Bangkok Post headline read, “Government hunts for African visitors.” The coverage was met with global outcry, particularly from Africans.

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