Thursday, January 12, 2006

More on the Massacre

Praktike, newly returned to Cairo, has more information on the massacre of Sudanese refugees in Cairo. It seems clear that racism played some role in the intensity of the violence, which as Issandr El Amrani has noted probably had a far higher death toll than was first reported. I imagine a lot of the racism is related to Egypt's poor employmeny situation and the perception that the Sudanese will take jobs, overlain with other stereotypes about Blacks which might float through the Middle East.


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