Ahmed Twaij explores an often-overlooked issue in the Arab world: racism toward black Arabs. In this episode, he looks at racism in his own community, taking us from his Iraqi roots, through to modern-day slurs still commonly used in many Arab communities around the world.
This episode was produced by Ahmed Twaij, with editorial support from Dana Ballout, Nadeen Shaker, Zeina Dowidar and Alex Atack; fact checking by Shraddha Joshi; sound design by Alex Atack; and mixing by Mohamad Khreizat. Music in this episode was by Ahmed Moneka and Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to Noon Salih and Sara Elhassan. Our marketing director is Bella Ibrahim, and the “Kerning Cultures” podcast is a Kerning Cultures Network production.
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