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Anonymous said: is there anit-blackness in the gulf ?

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Hmm. I can’t speak for the Gulf as a whole, but I know that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait have a lot of Arabs who are descendant from African slaves. Because the Arab slave trade was practiced much earlier than the European slave trade, there were a lot of African slaves from Eastern Africa such Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, etc, in the Arabian peninsula. In Islam if the slave master married a woman slave then the children and the mother are free by law. Like that, the Swahili language was created, because of Arab Muslims and Africans intermarrying.

In modern times, I don’t think there is any obvious or blatant racism towards Afro-Arabs, a lot of them run in parliament and a lot of them are scholars too. However, some people still refer to them as “عبد” which literally means slave in Arabic

1. There has  always been a Swahili language, yes it has evolved over time but it’s always been there. Us Waswahili were not mute before the Arabs came. And even though we use a few Arabic words in Swahili, Swahili is still considered a bantu lanaguge, it’s not an afroasiatic language 

2. Afro-Arabs might have it better than other black Africans but there’s still blatant racism. I’ve seen anti-blackness within the Arab communities here and for me that reflects what people in the gulf thinks about us.

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"I was raped in my own bed and I carry that weight with me wherever I go."
So honored for the opportunity to share her story. Documentary photographer Morrigan McCarthy and I spent a school day with Columbia University student, artist, and activist Emma Sulkowicz, who is carrying a 50-pound mattress on campus for as long as her rapist is around. (In other words, until he graduates.) The mattress is absurdly heavy. (I tried to pick it up myself.) Read the story and see the photos on ELLE.com.

laflaneuseblog:

"I was raped in my own bed and I carry that weight with me wherever I go."

So honored for the opportunity to share her story. Documentary photographer Morrigan McCarthy and I spent a school day with Columbia University student, artist, and activist Emma Sulkowicz, who is carrying a 50-pound mattress on campus for as long as her rapist is around. (In other words, until he graduates.) The mattress is absurdly heavy. (I tried to pick it up myself.) Read the story and see the photos on ELLE.com.

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19th century photo of a Swahili Women of the island of Zanzibar| source

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19th century photo of a Swahili Women of the island of Zanzibar| source

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