In February 2020 a shocking video began to circulate on Chinese social media. A group of African children is being instructed, by a voice off-camera, to chant phrases in Chinese. The kids repeat the words with smiles and enthusiasm — but they don't understand that what they're being told to say is " I am a black monster and my IQ is low."
The clip ignited outrage in China and beyond. But no one ever answered some crucial questions: why was this filmed? Where was it shot? Who made it?