The plight of Yemen‘s ‘untouchables’
Black Yemenis continue to live as outcasts post revolution.
They’re outcasts in Yemen, living in isolated communities. During the day they are street sweepers; at night they return to their homes in garbage-filled slums. Many of them joined the protests at Change Square, hoping the uprising would bring them a better life. But so far, nothing has changed. We examine the plight of dark-skinned Yemenis who are called “al-akhdam” or “servants”. Join us at 19:30 GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
What do you think? What will it take for Yemen’s dark-skinned population to have equal rights? Leave a comment below or record a 30-second video comment for the show.
- Yemen – Women’s Lack Education (chinhk.wordpress.com)
- “The servants”: Yemen’s underclass struggles against a tradition of prejudice (photoblog.nbcnews.com)