The plight of Yemen's 'untouchables'
The plight of Yemen's 'untouchables'Black Yemenis continue to live as outcasts post revolution.
They’re outcasts in Yemen, living in isolated communities. During the day they are street sweepers; at night they return to their homes in garbage-filled slums. Many of them joined the protests at Change Square, hoping the uprising would bring them a better life. But so far, nothing has changed. We examine the plight of dark-skinned Yemenis who are called "al-akhdam" or "servants". Join us at 19:30 GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Tom Finn @tomfinn2
Journalist, former Yemen Times editor
Nawal Al-Maghafi @Nawalf
Atiaf Alwazir @WomanfromYemen
Blogger, co-founder of Support Yemen
Sarah Jamal Ahmed @Sarah_Sanaa
Sociologist, co-founder of Support Yemen
What do you think? What will it take for Yemen's dark-skinned population to have equal rights? Leave a comment below or record a 30-second video comment for the show.