In Morocco, as in all places, migration is marked by a number of stereotypes, which even “harmless” ones may be very dangerous. To deconstruct them, the anti-racist group for the safety and help of foreigners and migrants (GADEM) launches the capsule “Wach 3adi? “.

Wach 3adi? offers with phrases which might be used day-after-day to seek advice from a neighbor, a buddy or an individual we lately met on the road, phrases corresponding to “azi” or “monami” that can be utilized with out the intention of hurt, even in a joking tone, when in actuality we frequently ignore the actual affect they will have on the individuals they aim, the Group explains.

Certainly, these phrases cut back an entire group of individuals to the colour of their pores and skin and even to their standing as non-Moroccan residents, which helps to categorise and isn’t with out penalties for the dignity of those individuals.

These expressions are usually a manifestation of the prejudiced notion which may be held towards black people who find themselves not Moroccan residents. They might come from totally different international locations in Africa or different international locations, however are sometimes lowered to at least one group: “Africans” or “Senegalese”.

Moreover, categorized as “migrants” and even “clandestine migrants”, these individuals are stigmatized, whereas pores and skin colour alone can’t present any details about their state of affairs, administration, social standing or private ambitions. In the end it’s our prejudices and stereotypes which might be expressed via these phrases.

Due to this fact, with this video capsule, GADEM desires to destroy prejudices and stereotypes about migration to Morocco and goals to clarify what these phrases imply and the way they have an effect on the goal individuals.

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