Monday, 11 June 2012

ANTI-BLACK RACISM & LYNCHING OF BLACKS GIVEN NEW LEASE OF LIFE DUE TO ARAB sPRING/REVOLTS

One of the defining characteristics of the "Arab Spring", other than it's enthusiastic prostitution to imperialism, has been the resurgence and political whitewashing of racism and ethnic cleansing. The two things are of course not unconnected.

- Not a Dinner Party

"But racism is unlikely to be erased overnight, either in Lebanon or in many other Middle Eastern countries where blacks are routinely looked down on. Racist taunts are often heard on Egypt’s streets, and in Yemen, darker-skinned people, known as al-akhdam (“the servants”), who make up perhaps 5% of the population, are confined to menial jobs and tend to dwell in slums. In Libya rebel militias often targeted darker-skinned people from nearby countries such as Chad and Mali and from countries further south, accusing them of being mercenaries of Muammar Qaddafi."


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