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Racism In Pakistan: East-African Descendants Fight Against Discrimination

The Sheedis, an East African minority living in Pakistan has been grappling with racism for ages now. They were brought to South Asia as slaves and soldiers by Arab traders. Persisting negative stereotypes limit their educational and employment prospects. ÔÇ£We are considered ignorant and wild and assumed to be involved in criminal activity. Most young people are bullied at school,ÔÇØ says Tanzeela Qambrani, first Sheedi member of Sindh parliament. 

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 - 04:04 PM / by Masumi Shah

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