Found this video on the blog Ethiopian Suicides with the following description:
IndyACT’s Anti Racism Movement organized a direct action this weekend to highlight racism in Lebanese society towards migrant domestic workers and people of color in general.
Below is the video of Anti Racism Movement activists trying to get a migrant domestic worker into the swimming pool. The activists are allowed in, but not the “maid”.
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There has been a lot of negative press surrounding this issue recently. Looks like my black friends from Miami won’t be coming to visit..1. the will be denied entry into clubs (Beiruf) and 2. they won’t even be able to go to the beach (Sporting)..
Sorry…pathetic activists! Neither their argument not their approach was any good. Needless to say I am not a racist and everyone should be allowed in.
Unfortunate reality of Lebanon. The government needs to make laws to prevent such things, its not just the duty of restaurant owners. There should be a hot line regarding this. Who can we contact for that? Ziad Baroud? I hope so because he’s the only who might care. Along with that, if I wanted a friend of mine who happens to be black to come to Lebanon will she be allowed in most places? I think it’s embarrassing if not. I don’t go clubbing and don’t go to private beaches.. anywhere else racism is common that I should be aware of?
Bravo but…Please write in arabic. if you want to change Lebanon and the lebanese behaviors write in arabic. If you want to show only to abroad that you ara acting as civilised world’s citizens (OK you continue to leave inside-outside Lebanon). In democracy pressure comes from down, down speakes and understands, as you are acting for social popular layers speak their language other with your enjoying the superfluity of your freetime in saloons.
Sorry but I didn’t understand a word you said…
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Confusing racism with social discrimination is a CRIME.
Children posing as human right activists yelling wolf are many.
The Sporting Club swimming Center has a standing policy of not allowing in ANY maids, nanny’s, escorts, body guards, personal assitants,business men, politicians, embassadors, familes are welcome ALONE.
Moms who delegate the caring of their children to maids are not welcome.
Color of skin is God given and not for me or anyone to question.
Religion is each person’s refuge.
You and I practice daily discrimantion in our lives. for example, an office boy, a maid a porter a salesperson, etc,.. would not call by your first name, but you in turn would not address him/her as mam/sir, Khawaja, afandi, istez, beik, madam, sit so on….
when the last time anyone went to a wedding and took the maid along and sat her at the table next to him/her.
When is the last time a chauffeur was invited to have dinner or a drink in the company of his employers?
Why is it that the smallest (closet sized room) in the house is the maid’s room?
Show me Just one single person that does not practice social prejudice and I will be the first to enforce communist comaradery, Where we all wear grey (men and women). We are asexual and are all children of the state living with equal rights and performing equal duties.
McCarthy’ism eras of screaming communist at anyone you want to send to the electric chair, is over and done with.
Medieval day witch hunts are bed time stories for first grade children.
Kids playing with issues such racism can only make people aware that they may want to consider being racists instead of refusing racism altogether.
In any event, The Sporting Club is target to harrassment and name calling by indiviuals we have turned away at the door.
INDYact, mentioned 1 name out the 20 they claim to have interviewd ( any guessing why 😉 )?
Maybe they should hit on the military run and operated public clubs & beaches or are they too much of cowards to put in question the social discrimination the government practices.
INDYact, should call the ministry of tourism and ask why Indian business people were refused tourist visas to Lebanon this summer.
I would love to answer any questions anyone might have.
Racial and religious discrimination are repulsive to me.
Waleed Abu Nassar
Sporting Club Swimming Center,