Monkey chanting

Monkey chanting or monkey chants are chants or calls aimed at ridiculing or denigrating black sportspeople. The chants, in the minds of the perpetrators, are intended to imitate


Monkey chanting or monkey chants are chants or calls aimed at ridiculing or denigrating black sportspeople. The chants, in the minds of the perpetrators, are intended to imitate "monkey" or "ape" noises. They may be accompanied by "monkey gestures", in imitation of the scratching of the armpits commonly seen amongst ape species. The chants are expressive of the ethnic slurs "macaca" and "monkey" against people of African heritage.
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