The Hidden Iraq

It is a well known fact that racism is a bigger problem in Arab countries than in Europe or North America. Way bigger. An acquaintance of mine whose parents were originally from Nigeria just came back from the Mid East, after living in Saudi Arabia/Egypt/UAE for the past seven years, with tales of the worst kinds of racism and discrimination against black people. Iraq, a country home to over 1 million people of African descent, has stayed under the radar because the attention has always been on the struggles of Kurdish and Christian Chaldean minorities. Despite being the third largest ethnic group in the country, the African population has no representation in the political process so the discriminations against them by fellow countrymen have prevented them from participating in the country’s economy.

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