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The writer has built, of course, this –hypothetical- scenario based on a reality lived by all immigrant workers in Arab countries and based on how they are treated by public institutions and societies.Racial discrimination is rarely examined in Middle Eastern and North African countries, or rarely dealt with by public institutions or policy-makers and implementers who consider it a problem that should be addressed at the national and local levels where measures are to be taken.Truth is that racism and racial discrimination are frequently encountered in the Middle East and North African region, as is the situation in other regions around the world. Suffice it to examine the situation of ethnic, religious or sectarian minorities in most of MENA countries to clearly perceive this phenomenon to. It is important, to make our point clear, to note first that racial discrimination -- as defined in the International Law for Human Rights -- is not only related to the obstacles of differences, color or ethnic origin, but also includes all types of discrimination based on language, religion, sect, and other affiliations. It simply is a matter related to how to address and manage differences; whereas, according to Anis Chouchene, a brave writer with a delicate sense for social issues, Arab societies suffer from "Difference phobia".
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