Racial Discrimination and Anti-Blackness in the Middle East and North Africa 2021-2022

Arab Barometer's latest survey results make clear that while racial discrimination is widely perceived as a problem across the region, citizens believe it takes a number of forms that do not necessarily include anti-Black discrimination. Additionally, many citizens are open to greater representation of Black individuals on television, though additional research would benefit clarifying how citizens understand representation. Still, tackling discrimination will require a greater reckoning of these issues within society and by governments, especially given the clear magnitude of the problem and the fact that relatively few victims of discrimination who report taking clear action against their attackers.

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