Racism in Lebanon? Commenters Respond to Ethiopian Airline 409 Tragedy | Lebanon and Syria

https://i2.wp.com/thefastertimes.com/mexico/wp-content/userphoto/ec3f96487e7f06392f0d644f419265b8tft%20headshot%20temp3.jpgEthiopian Airlines was at one point flying out of Beirut with 2 bodies each week of young Ethiopian housemaids. Lebanese authorities do nothing. Walk to the Ethiopian Consulate in Beirut and you’ll see escaped housemaids looking for shelter, after years of physical and sexual abuse. Check women’s prison and see how many housemaids were picked up homeless after running away from abuse.Dr. Nayla Moukarbel offers an academic perspective:You are right, it is not merely a question of racism; things are indeed more complex (and grey)than commonly portrayed. The ‘dehumanization’ as you mention of these women renders them invisible (and this, paradoxically, despite their high visibility since they are for most women of colour). The domestic worker is limited to her ’serving position’, her personality, identity and even being are erased.

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