anti-Ethiopian racism vs anti-Arab "racism" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • yona
    • 03.09.09 | 14:10 (IDT)

    Sadly, there remains racism by both Arabs and Jews against darker members of both peoples (the story here being a case in point with Ethiopians, legal black slavery a case in point among some north African states). Racism is clearly defined as prejudice based on difference in race. Overall, Arab/Jewish conflict cannot truly be called racist on either side, as most of both peoples are of the same race, passing as each other always, related, with close languages and more. This conflict is thus mainly ethnic, religious, tribal, family feud, etc... but has never been racial or racist. This shameful racism against Ethiopians must be stopped and will likely, hopefully, lessen with time. But to put it in the same basket with Jews or Arabs being "racist" against each other is wrong. Makes no sense, unless one prefers to distort an English word to suit their agenda, rather than look up the clear meaning of racism.

    from the article: Ethiopian students affair shows prevalent racism in Israel
    First published 01:23 03.09.09 | Last updated 00:31 04.09.09
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