Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I have a dream. Then realised that was all it was. Just a dream

"I have a dream that one day my four little children will growp up in a nation where they will not be judged by their colour of their skin but by their content and character."

How interesting to see that almost 50 years ago one of the greatest human beings to walk on the face on this earth mentioned this in an American context, only to see it equally applicable to Dubai. Just think about it for a second and you will see what I mean.

Oh and who was this person who said this? Martin Luther King

6 comments:

The Lady said...

It's people like you and I that can make this dream a reality. I, for one, will never tolerate discrimination! Good on ya, for laying it out there!

goldenlegs said...

we have the same wave, i just discovered the ruler of dubai married his second wife and she is

WHITE

localexpat said...

actually goldenlegs she is a jordanian princess.. She is arab :-) but as you will have realised by now, arabs originating from that region are very fair

Arabized said...

do you think it will take 50 years for people to get discrimination here? or longer?

localexpat said...

That is a question I'm afraid no one has the answer to.

One thing is for sure, if the government enforced system which permits and encourages discrimination does not change, then I fear my our children will be in our shoes as well.

Discrimination is so prevalent here that I didn't realise it until i lived in a multicultural society for a few years. And its acceptable discrimination !! that is the scary part

blogrosh said...

"Discrimination is so prevalent here that I didn't realise it until i lived in a multicultural society for a few years. And its acceptable discrimination !! that is the scary part"

Sadly this is very true. It's not just the subcon or Arab expats who are discriminated against, it's also most of the locals.

Yes you are correct - discrimination is so open and norm in the UAE - I lived thru it, and always thought perhaps this is the way it is elsewhere as well, until I moved and lived & worked abroad.