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Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Anti-Blackness in the Arab World

February 17, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Anti-Black racism exists all over the globe but varies according to the context and society. In Arab societies, anti-black racism is pronounced, widespread, and largely denied by the intelligentsia, the ruling elites, and clergy despite its roots in either the trans-Saharan slave trade or the Indian Ocean slave trade. This roundtable discussion by prominent scholars in the fields of religion, history, and race seeks to generate new research insights to facilitate the development of original narratives and academic voices on the subjects of anti-Blackness in the Arabic speaking world. The discussion will also offer some suggestions about how to move beyond racism toward an inclusive worldview.


Featuring panelists Hassan Juma Ndzovu (Moi University), Moses E. Ochonu (Vanderbilt University), Loubna Belmekki (Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University), Afifa Ltifi (Cornell University), and Yasmin Moll (University of Michigan). The panel will be moderated by Muhammed Haron (University of Botswana). Register for the event.


Sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center’s Wednesdays@TheCenter.


Duke University


February 17, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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