Racism in Kuwait
What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word; racism? For me the first thing will come to my head is the racism between white and black people. But you know that there is racism here in Kuwait also. Well racism in Kuwait is a very common phenomenon. It does not only happen between Kuwaitis and expatriates, but even within the Kuwaiti community itself. In Kuwait, Kuwaitis discriminate fellow Kuwaitis because of the color of their skin and because of a person's tribe or origins. Let me first define what exactly racism mean; according to www.merriam webster.com website Racism, by its simplest definition, “is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race”. People with racist beliefs might hate certain groups of people according to their racial groups. In the case of institutional racism, certain racial groups may be denied rights or benefits, or get preferential treatment. Racial discrimination typically points out taxonomic differences between different groups of people, even though anybody can be racellized, independently of their somatic differences. In this paper I will argue the idea of racism and show that it exists not only between people but it does exist from the government itself. This is an article written by Muna Al-Fuzai in kuwaittimes.net talking about one of the situations that some expatriates face from most of the Kuwaitis. The article is called “Kaifi, Ana Kuwaiti!” well Kaifi, I'm a Kuwaiti, is a term basically used by a lot of people in Kuwait. It means - it's up to me to do whatever I want; simply because I’m a Kuwaiti! Upon this idea they treat any Non-Kuwaiti that they are inferior. They think that they have the right to do whatever they want and they have the eligibility and the priority in everything. Well not only the Kuwaiti people are racist; also the...
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