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The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Johnson & Johnson will no longer sell skin lightening products that are sold in the Middle East.

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in <em>blackface</em>

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes about the Arab world's anti-blackness problem.

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian actor silences racists

Diana Alghoul

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian actor silences racists

Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan hit back at a racist comment that claimed it's a 'disaster' that his children turned out 'dark unlike their ...

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘<em>blackface</em>’ photo

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of ...

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Lebanese artist's 'in solidarity' image for George Floyd 'racist'

The independent Lebanese artist posted a photoshopped blackface image of herself with afro hair, which she claimed was 'in solidarity' with the African-American killed by the police.

Malia Bouattia

The speech that stunned French Oscars into embarrassed silence

Comment: The powerful speech Aïssa Maïga gave about the lack of diversity in French cinema was received by France's glitterati with deafening ...

The New Arab

Kuwaiti influencer insists blackface posts showcase her makeup talent

'What I've done is only to show what I am capable of': A Kuwaiti makeup artist has ignited fury after insisting her blackface makeup ...

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Lebanese TV slammed over blackface comedy sketch

In the sketch comedian Nady Abou Chabke put on a prejudiced depiction of a migrant domestic worker by wearing a blackface, a dreadlocks ...

Justin Trudeau wins second term in Canada elections

The New Arab & agencies

Justin Trudeau wins second term in Canada elections

Trudeau now faces the task of forming an alliance with other parties in order to bolster his minority government in parliament.

The New Arab & agencies

New video shows third incident of Trudeau in 'blackface'

Canadian TV has published a video of a third separate incident of Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing racist ‘blackface’ ...

Trudeau apologises for 'brownface' Aladdin costume

The New Arab & agencies

Trudeau apologises for 'brownface' Aladdin costume

Trudeau was seen wearing wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands darkened at a fancy dress gala in 2001.

Egypt <em>blackface</em> sketch spotlights Middle East racism

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt blackface sketch spotlights Middle East racism

An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts ...

Egyptian actress sparks social media outrage with <em>blackface</em> appearance

The New Arab

Egyptian actress sparks social media outrage with blackface appearance

Comedian Shaimaa Seif appeared on a satirical TV show broadcast by the Saudi-owned MBC network in blackface, behaving in a manner seen ...

Jack Ryan is The Good Guy with the Gun

Azmi Haroun

Jack Ryan is The Good Guy with the Gun

Comment: The show's imagination is bound by orientalist traditions, embodying Hollywood's history of demonising Arabs and Muslims while branding ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Arabs must confront anti-blackness, and Fares' Goumi proves it

Comment: Myriam Fares' latest music video feeds into anti-blackness, with few Arabs calling the Lebanese pop star out for the racist narrative in Goumi, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

The New Arab

Lebanon pop-star condemned for racist 'blackface' music video

A Lebanese pop-star has come under fire from social media users after releasing a music video in which she appears dressed in blackface ...

Hamid Dabashi

Smiling Muslims: Leave the gun, take the cannoli

Racist cartoonists must be allowed to operate freely. There are good reasons for this just as it is important for Muslims to confront the fact ...

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