Anti-blackness in Egypt : Between Stereotypes and Ridicule - An Examination on the History of Colorism and the development of Anti-blackness in Egypt
Sabry, Islam B. (2021)
Sabry, Islam B.
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This research recognizes the absence of a term that defines color prejudices and racial discrimination in the Arab world. Accordingly, this study proposes the notion of anti-blackness to examine color-based discrimination in Egypt. By identifying anti-blackness as part of a multilayered socio-cultural process, this research engages with the historical, social, and cultural factors that led to its development. This research also explores the implications of anti-blackness on black people living in Egypt. A sample of media is analyzed using the critical discourse analysis (CDC) method to observe the portrayal of black people in Egyptian media. This study concludes that the historical development of social stigma and cultural stereotypes around blackness has led to anti-blackness in Egyptian society.