Libyan Revolution Fuels Racism Against Black Africans

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black libyaThe African Union’s Peace and Security Council called for the National Transitional Council of Libya to protect all foreign workers, “including African migrant workers,” at a meeting held Thursday.

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Black Sub-Saharan African migrants and darker-skinned Libyans face an uncertain future in a country where they have been targeted by racism-related violence and persecution.

The post-Gadhafi uprising was marred by widespread racism toward Blacks, as unarmed migrant workers were indiscriminately arrested and mistaken as Gadhafi’s mercenaries.

The revolution fueled a deep-rooted racism against Blacks in the predominantly Arab nation.

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