Is there racism in the Middle East?

Comments on the Kuwaiti beauty influencer's Instagram page denounced her blackface while others argued she had done nothing wrong.
Comments on Kuwaiti beauty influencer Ghadeer Sultan's Instagram page denounced her after she posted images in blackface while others argued she had done nothing wrong [Screenshot/Instagram]

Slavery was prevalent in many parts of the world and it has left scars to this very day. The Middle East had its own share of enslavement that was fuelled by superiority, greed and power.

In this episode: 

  • Eve Troutt Powell, Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Episode credits:

This episode was co-produced by Khaled Soltan and Salem Al Yafiei. Sound design was by George Al Wer. Our engagement producer is Aya Elmileik and our assistant engagement producer is Munera AlDosari. Our recording engineer is Hamdi Aoun. Our executive producer is Omar Al Saleh and head of audio is Ney Alvarez. Our host is Sami Zeidan. 

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Source: Al Jazeera