I was watching a documentary the other day that had been filmed in Germany or Poland or somewhere and the native dude tells the cameraman (according to the subtitles I was reading) “Look at those black guys over there.”
They were at a fish market or something and the next camera angle showed fish on display to be sold and a few Chinese dudes. (Maybe the documentary was in Russia and those were Mongols. Dunno.)
As a documentary editor, I was waiting for the camera to pan from the Chinese dudes to show the black dudes.
It never happened and then it went back to the native dude who was speaking so I was like “what an error.”
Next, I backed the video up to see if I had read the subtitle incorrectly. I hadn’t.
Letting the video play, I realized that the Chinese dudes that had been used as the b-roll cutaway ***WERE*** the so-called black dudes that the native dude was talking about.
The immediate lesson being that if you don’t have any actual black people where you live, ***SOMEBODY*** has to be black.