Juliet Hatanga has just unraveled a conspiracy by Chinese hotels to blackball guests from Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria.
Hatanga, a senior magistrate from Uganda relayed her experience of being denied entry to a hotel in Guangzhou, China.
“…They opened the door for me, I told them my name and they confirmed I had a room,” Hatanga recalled. “Then they asked for my passport; when I gave them my passport they told me ‘sorry, we cannot host you.’”
Hatanga inquired further and found out that the hotel had explicit orders from police not to allow guests from Uganda.
Hatanga checked with all of the hotels within a 30-mile zone and none were admitting Ugandans. Allegedly, a suspected Ugandan, Kenyan or Nigerian had committed a crime at one of the local hotels and all of the mentioned nationalities were banned from staying at Guangzhou hotels.
Just because one Black person was suspected to come from one of those countries, all of us were condemned,” “… So basically everyone was being thrown out.” She confirmed. I think it’s unfair especially when [Uganda] has been so welcoming to the Chinese government,” she went on to say. “Our president has been giving them tax exemptions — they’re very welcomed, they’re made comfortable. They’ve been given land!”
“This kind of racial profiling didn’t go well with me,” Hatanga added. “I felt that as a state of Uganda, we were insulted.”
Hatanga proclaimed that she would not be visiting China again.