Mohamad Jarada

The Racial Histories of Morocco
Summer 2018

In March 2016, large anti-racism protests unfolded in Rabat against the exclusion of black Moroccans and sub-Saharan migrant communities of Morocco, claiming and chanting: “Neither Slave, nor Negro! Stope that’s Enough!” The recent protests in Morocco are indicative of a larger, unexamined phenomenon in the Middle East, which my project seeks to investigate. My project seeks to analyze the following inquiry: why and how do forms of racism and inequality perpetuate processes of internal (within one’s native land) exclusion in Morocco? My focus tends to these factors while also being attentive to the histories of slavery that these factors assume and entail, along with the theological shapes that calls for justice take in the face of racism and inequality.