The incident is just the latest in Egyptian entertainment.
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An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region.While you were filming we were protesting with the people," said Marwa Babiker, a Sudanese doctor with a considerable social media following.She was referring to unprecedented mass protests in Sudan that led to the ouster last month of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.Others turned to social media to criticize negative portrayals of Sudanese people, just the latest such incident in Egyptian entertainment.Arab traders sold millions of Africans as slaves from the ninth century, a past that continues to impact race relations throughout the Middle East.
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