"oh my god, you’re seriously going to pay college kids $15 an hour to flip burgers? get a real job!"
a real job? you mean, like, an internship at the white house?
okay, well what about the national democratic party?
what about interning at the united nations?
wow damn it’s almost like our economy functions on stealing labour from hardworking young people, regardless of whether their jobs are “real” or not
Hmm. I can’t speak for the Gulf as a whole, but I know that Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait have a lot of Arabs who are descendant from African slaves. Because the Arab slave trade was practiced much earlier than the European slave trade, there were a lot of African slaves from Eastern Africa such Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, etc, in the Arabian peninsula. In Islam if the slave master married a woman slave then the children and the mother are free by law. Like that, the Swahili language was created, because of Arab Muslims and Africans intermarrying.
In modern times, I don’t think there is any obvious or blatant racism towards Afro-Arabs, a lot of them run in parliament and a lot of them are scholars too. However, some people still refer to them as “عبد” which literally means slave in Arabic
1. There has always been a Swahili language, yes it has evolved over time but it’s always been there. Us Waswahili were not mute before the Arabs came. And even though we use a few Arabic words in Swahili, Swahili is still considered a bantu lanaguge, it’s not an afroasiatic language
2. Afro-Arabs might have it better than other black Africans but there’s still blatant racism. I’ve seen anti-blackness within the Arab communities here and for me that reflects what people in the gulf thinks about us.