Harratines protest slavery, discrimination

Harratines protest slavery, discrimination

Black Mauritanians, still called harratines, hit the streets of Nouakchott, the capital to protest against slavery. During the march which coincided with the fourth anniversary of the Haratines Manifesto, protesters denounced continuous discrimination. “I believe that the movement for the conquest of civil rights or social rights in Mauritania has seen a resurgence in recent…

Pakistan’s caste system: The untouchable’s struggle

Pakistan’s caste system: The untouchable’s struggle

Meet Sabir Arif, a finance and cost management student at a private institution in Lahore, whose resilience shines through despite living in a makeshift hut crafted from wood, cloth, and plastic sheets. Sabir’s sole income comes from providing private tuitions, a means to sustain his humble abode. Born into the challenging circumstances of a daily…

Story of the Burakumin with Dr. Christopher Bondy

Story of the Burakumin with Dr. Christopher Bondy

While Japan is often seen as a homogeneous nation, it’s crucial to acknowledge the diverse minority groups within its borders—the Ainu, resident Koreans, and foreigners like us. In this video, we shift the spotlight to the Burakumin, the largest minority that historically occupied the lowest rung of the social hierarchy in feudal Japan. Despite their…

Japan’s pariah descendants fight present-day discrimination

Japan’s pariah descendants fight present-day discrimination

Explore the little-known community in Japan that is fighting against discrimination – the burakumin. Despite being ethnically identical to their fellow countrymen, the burakumin are descendants of feudal-era workers who were marginalized due to their involvement in tasks deemed unclean. Presently, around two million individuals self-identify as burakumin, facing ongoing discrimination in areas such as…