Uyghur actor portraying ‘black-hearted drug dealer’ in video plays to racist tropes

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March 11, 2023 | RFA | By Gulchera Hoja

“If [Chinese authorities] are sincere in their attempts to try to integrate Uyghurs into society, this video fails completely,” said Henryk Szadziewski, an American expert on Uyghur affairs. “It reinforces the racist stereotypes people already have in their heads: that Uyghurs are criminals.”

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