People and Power - Tunisia's Dirty Secret


In January 2011, driven to despair by high unemployment, food inflation, corruption, a lack of political freedom and poor living conditions, Tunisians ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and introduced democracy to their country.As the celebrations of this remarkable achievement began to quieten down, people got ready to enjoy the benefits of liberty - especially those to do with fairness, human rights and equality.And indeed, many of those benefits did follow; even though many Tunisians continue to feel economically marginalised and the country faces security problems, for the most part the repression that was such of feature of the Ben Ali years has gone. Tunisia is widely regarded as one of the few successes of the Arab Spring.But not all Tunisians would agree. Five years on from the revolution, the country's large black minority - roughly about 15 percent of the population - say they have yet to fully experience the freedoms that their fellow citizens enjoy. They say that racial abuse and discrimination are still widespread in a society that is supposed to have done away with inequity and prejudice - and that the authorities are failing to take action.People & Power sent filmmaker Nada Issa to investigate.- Subscribe to our channel: Follow us on Twitter: Find us on Facebook: Check our website:



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Marian Ali
It's absolutely amazing how Arabs complain about racism in the west, when they themselves practice racism and Islam is against racism.
yellow River
all Arabs are like this !
Jonte Ded
Funny how some of these light skin Arabs think they're white lmao.
Kundai Gotore
This is so informative. I'm shocked, I used to believe that the whole of Africa was a safe place for my people.
Marian H
These Arabs seem to forget that they are not indigenous to North Africa nothing but invaders have been since the 7th century. Their "country" is on the continent of Africa and yet they have nerve to dehumanise and disrespect the black people who belong in Africa. Arabs are more than welcome to go back to the Middle East where they belong and give the land back to the Indigenous people the Berbers/Amazighs.
Rodia Shema
Arabs are invaders to Africa
Sadiq Rahman
Allah will punish those who are racists
Firas Baklouti
I am Tunisian, Its only very recently that I have been informed of this, I hope legal action will be taken. My family and I really like diversity and I dont understand why there are people who are racist like this.
moe saeed
poor black folks, they can't even catch a break in Africa. Hopefully Mars will be free of discrimination.
PongN Chant
Not surprised. I've been hearing about the racism faced by black Africans in North Africa and the Middle East for years. The funny thing is that all of these people who are racist believe they are good muslims and when they talk to you, they say that Islam is a great religion because it doesn't promote racism. Go figure. Black Africans need to get out of Tunisia because it's not worth it. What do they gain by being in a place so uncivilized ?
Sakhile Nkosi
I officially hate Tunisia
DEVILS CHILD
Don't worry the ring wing in Europe is going to give Arab Muslims a taste of their own medicine. In Europe, Arabs are the new black in Germany, France and beyond.
The Judge
They feel white while white dont like them here in sweden people love black and respect them   me personally I do not like the Arabs they try to talk to me but I say no I would rather be with whites and blacks people
TheLoveBomberz
This is why I'll never feel sorry for Arabs who get discriminated in the west. Hope Trump keeps banning these graham crackers. Hope they keep getting stopped on planes
Unknown
Primitive country
HB the youngster
I am glad this documentary was made
Roc Steady
If the black Tunisians mums were whores the light skin Tunisians mums were whores too. Most likely they are descendants of European slaves captured by Barbary pirates. History tells us there were thousands of European women in the harems of sultans throughout North Africa.
Yet Ade
I always say ARABS that cannot live of the AFRICAN continent with AFRICANS should go back to ARABIA. Simple by the way Berbers are people from the Sahel that are from West African mix.
Tabital Pulaaku
It shouldn't surprise you white supremacy is heavy in Arab culture
amina lo
i used to live in tunisia, from 12 to 16 yo and i m from an.african country. My parents were diplomats and lets say that i was privilidged as a kid, i used to go to the best schools etc... but lemme just confirm you that racism is real there, as a child i couldn' t get out without being treated of keukhla or guere guere ... people used to shout it out on me everytime i was walking in the street.... racism against a child... like really? its a such a nice country but racism is very strong in there. i used to insult them.back as a kif because in my mind my blackness was and is still a pride ... Lets just say its awful to be black in Tunisia and this aljazeera documentary just shows the pic of the Iceberg ...
T 1001
as sufficiently white , let me tell you : i dont see color difference between the 2 and if i have to decide they are both black
عبد الله دعاله الصومالي
This is a world of unjust, inhumane, and immoral!
Renaldo Smith
I didn't see any white people in the video. so for the country to be 85 percent white is kind of confusing. I guess those that travel to Europe are going to get there document since they have European genes in them.
Bleedz
The funny thing is, People from tunisia think they are white like the people in the west, but in reality the west spits on them and sees them as black, just like how they see the black people in tunisia
Alpnomad
black is beutiful, you only feel that when you are black. but its sad to see how muslims left their releigon. and the haters of islam will pick up like this incidents to attack islam evreytime. theirs no doubt that evrey corner in the world exsist less or worse conditions like this. I hope they should abolish such acts and learn that diversity is the only way out of ignorance.
Nile ابن
All black origin of North Africa like 🇹🇳🇲🇦🇱🇾🇪🇬🇩🇿 are black and they are suffering of racism, I'm sorry for them...it's time for black peoples to united ✊🏿
munchitheguy 95
No surprise racism is global. A lot of racism in USA and no surprise in other countries there’s racism
Zey nue
No Wonder that Every single arab Country is in war ... Like arab spring Because of their sins inschallah all Arabs will be eliminated By Allah
Ali Hassan
Shame on you Tunisia, we were thinking to come for a vacation but we're now going to Morocco instead.
Ahmed Habichuela Adam
Lol, They will Never Accepted as "White"
Keron Smith
White take our wealth plus our land history
sarah aras
I am Tunisian and I am so sorry that you,my brothers and sisters, have to suffer this racism. May God give you strength and change your situation.
Elite Perfumes
They should be happy they don't have me as a black person living in Tunisia I would laying them down
Julie j
What's wrong with these people do they know how dumb they look how can you be racist in a black country ? that's the problem they keep letting people move to your country and Ruling you .
Francesca Fontana
كذب الجزيرة
TubeFarido
Al jazeera = zionism Propaganda chanel
Black Panther
Arabs and Berbers should go back to the middle east.
Abby Nixon
You would think that the abundance of this which is global would 'force' Africans of the diaspora to always look towards each other to counter and buffer this but instead we're just as divided as racist or nationalistic towards each other.
Paul Davidson
What were are seeing here is not surprising. In many countries that were colonized you will find a pecking order, e.g. India, islands in the Caribbean (I am from one and know about light and dark skin issues). But what is ironic the very same people espousing racism will scream injustice when faced with it in places like Europe. Will we ever learn?!
Sistadelphia
Power and Blessings to the black people of Tunisia! Keep fighting because you are the salt of the earth and you deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
SuperYAS111
Reminds me of apartheid in South Africa
TAHIA DZAIR
This is just Aljazeera promoting more problems in North Africa like they promoted the destruction of Libya, radicalism in Mali, Nigeria ...etc
Sajeda Makda
I can't believe this am sorry I will not be going to tunis
Hedi Tehinti
only the idiot people can believe what they see in media racisme is a very ware in the around the world in my cuntrey we speak about it and can fix
oussema trabelsi
Why dont you talk about positive stuff : tunisia was the first african country to actually ban slavery in 1848 and we actually have alot of successful blacks who are doing fine
First Name Last Name
Where can I find this rapper's music?
Mr.Seifoo
This must be the most biased short documentary I have ever seen. While there is no denial that racism does exist in Tunisia, however this TV channel made it look way much worse. After all, what do you expect from such biased low level TV channel such as Al Jazeera. Perhaps they should make a documentary about Qatar and the racism there and corruption.
Antarctica
SJWs need to see this. Stop complaining about the West.
Mario M
Do you see? not even in continent of Africa, black people have a break of racism disease. They believe so much in their God, (Allan) but you’re practicing so intense racism in black people country, they invaded Black Country. God I’ll finished them one day... this happening in 2018 unbelievably.
den m
The Arab man and woman think they are white. But white people don't want anything to do with them
Evil Pagan
Perhaps all the people whining about "racism" should ask themselves what the ROOT of it is. Usually there is a reason for people not liking other people.
Sarah Abbassi
I have aunts and uncles cousins that are dark skinned Tunisians and have light skinned almost white family we live together peacefully clearly people weren't raised right it's how they think that's messed up
Joseph Stalin
muslim societies are all hypocrites....these black warriors should start jihad with all these arabs....finish them all.
zooko cool
am going to post it on my face book in England as the world needs to know the true face of Tunisia
Banyamyan Yasharahlah
Caucasians of all Tribes Travel in all of the lands that their Forefathers gained through Rape, Robbery and Murder and then they say that they were here and there first. How in the world Africa Belongs to you Caucasian Mutt Arabs?
Vi Team
These Arabs are disgusting, funny how they cry foul when the West don't respect them and mistreat them.
Franskie Salif
since when did Arabs become Whites !!🤔🤔🤔
pryncessable
Shame on Tunsia! God is watching! Their racist hearts & acts he will judge!
Mz Nurú
Lastly, these people aren't White. Such self hate
Faizo Abdirahmaan
the Poor white Tunsian are very recist . majority of Arabs are so.
MyGoogle Account
Stupid Arabs, yeah thats what they are!!!
Firas Baklouti
what's the name of the rapper's song??
This and That
Every country has its bad sides. TV could demonize litteraly every country like that.
TAHIA DZAIR
In Qatar and the UAE Bedouin Arabs don't have full citizenship because they're from the wrong tribes and Shia people suffer from all sorts of discrimination despite the oil is under their ancestral lands. 90% of the people in Qatar and UAE don't have Citizenship even if they were born there.
Robert Wussah
Unbelievable this is serious how do they see themselves superior or something compare to our beautiful chocolate colour this is Africa not middle East
S Navulir
Tunisian society is apparently rotten. I can't respect Tunisians anymore until this changes.
Hiba Hammami
It's really embarrassing as a Tunisian to find out that such people (racists) exist, but please don't think all Tunisians are this ignorant!! And yes we are not white, we are most likly a mixture of a lot of races.
4september1947
..good luck and all the best....my heart goes out to the lady who was attacked and the son
Mbusoh Matte
even after accepting Arab culture totally but they're still not qualified as equal to arabs. shame on us all
Welcome's House
White children😂 nope they r arabs
Thorium Gallery
I had to stop at the "interracial marriage' segment. As if there wasn't a half a shade of brown difference between them. I hate "whiteness" a little more every day.
francis z
I didn't know that these North Africans were racist. Good to know. This is what happens when you give a bunch of homeless wanderers a place to live. We don't have to put up with this, we can just drive them into the sea. That day is coming. We are watching. These ungrateful bastards. We give you a home and you return the favor by hurting our people.
Beyond Skeptical
Those slaves deserved it!
Mary gorretty
Arabs are not human beings even dog's and snakes are better than them. And they're not white Hazha
Mary gorretty
Arabs,tunisia,morocco,north africans are not white and they'll never be!
Sum Alex
this is funny it is true it happens. it also happens Qatar Al Jazeera maybe should look in to its own country.
S500 Triumph
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT ARAB.....THEY CAME TO AFRICA WHEN LIFE BECAME UNBEARABLE IN MIDDLE EAST ...THEY CLEAN BOTTOMS WITH HANDS AND EAT WITH THE SAME HANDS,...WONDER IF THAT MAKES THEM FEEL SPECIAL
spicy bunty
i used to think very positive about tunisian but having watched thks video they all have to be ashamed
tunes4all
They're just jealous the sun agrees with them and doesn't turn them into raisins at 25yrs old. #melaninmagic
OHM-968692
Really informative documentary. Please do more reports like these on the Middle East.
Ben Salah Fadhel
Is true I have been in that position because I'm dark skin in Tunisia, since this time I don't go there.
1stname surname
The Moors (Berbers) Historic Rulers of Europe and North Africa North Africans are a mixture of the Moors and the White Europeans they enslaved. They enslaved Europeans in Europe and North Africa for hundreds of years. The Moors joined forces with the Turks and enslaved over 3.75 million Europeans in North Africa and in the Ottoman Empire. Slavery is an unofficial constant part of the culture in north Africa and the Middle East. It is difficult to know the total history of slavery in these areas. A large part of their slavery operation was curtailed after the war of Tripoli with the USA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade. https://www.pinterest.com/joeychangeizgd/moorish-history/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_pirates#/media/File:Mulai_Ahmed_er_Raisuli.jpg
sahrabrown brown
makes me sick
Mz Nurú
These people are partners with Shaitan.
Wilsonian Garveyite
Pan-Afrikanism is the only. Raising awareness or trying to intermarrying isn't going to work; it only shows your cowardice. This is happening everywhere we go and live. This is why the True Gospels of Garvey, Malcolm X, Amos Wilson and Khalid Muhammad is absolutely necessary.
Luis Lomeli
The power of God through Alpha Omega 65 is going to rectify this. We must judge people by their character, not their color. We will use economic pressure to eliminate racism.
Banyamyan Yasharahlah
Arab is not a race it is a country in the Middle East which was once Ruled by THE NEGRO Tribes that were obviously conquered by the Evil Edom Caucasians that are ruling through their Caucasian Planted Seeds Edomite Greek Mutt Seeds with tans due to their Negro Great, Great, Great Negro Grandmothers. An Original Tunisian is a NEGRO Son of Ham and those Caucasian Mutts are there doing what all Caucasian Seeds do is, rape, robbery and murder of the NEGRO ORIGINALS whose Forefathers founded the entire Continent of Ham-Kemet Africa. This same statement applies to all of the Continents and lands where the Caucasian Tribes Planted Seeds in NEGRO women bringing forth the Caucasian Mutt Seeds who think that they are Originals, but are just as EVIL as their Caucasian Forefathers who stole planet earth from the Indigenous NEGRO TRIBES of Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Vuyolwethu Xulu
Arabs have no love for Africans. Black people are the most despised in this world. We have no friends. Arabs persons have for centuries shown that they hate us the most, through them creating a slave trade that functions till this day. Im not surprised at all.
Melvin Serene
Who are racist, they are fool and ignorant of human beauty.
Collin Hennessy
But God forbid anyone so much as question Islam.
mohamed ouhibi
true. my grandma's neighbor had a slave...
Charles Thompson
racism needs to stop people need to realize these are our brothers and sisters, when a person looks at another person's skin pigmentation, and decide they are better, it is a mockery before our God. you separate yourself from your brothers and sisters, no matter how hard you try. we come from one genetic seed, One race the human race!! I pray of Supernatural favor upon my brothers and sisters, I pray of Supernatural healing and prosperity upon them and their precious children!! in the name of Jesus!!
Isaac Fubara
Let love rule the world...
Michael Peters Fenwicks
Unfortunately I blame previous governments while in the arab world they don't fixed the roof while the sun is shinning instead when the problem has grown from a root into full tree. This is a lack of reform........but at least the government recognizes its failings......
houss ahm
Yes I know, the ignorant, Dogs ( killab)of the gulf: Saudi, Qatar, Emirates...etc are abusing weak people but they are themselves slaves of yahuud , what a bad state of hypocrite? Killab , sad is your state of mind and Allah knows better
Adeola Femi
This definitely not good for arabs I hope they change for their own good because what goes around comes!
rogea john
hall black people we have to be united we have enemy all over the world
Thelma Chimani
racism is everywhere...SMH
Mashud Saeed
I thought Tunisia was a civilised country.
Supersman2000FightChair
Al Jazeera thanks for bring this to the light