Racism, the Industry’s Blind Spot

  • Nina SahraouiEmail author
Part of the Thinking Gender in Transnational Times book series (THINKGEN)


If you see somebody oppressing someone, you have to speak up or if you can’t do anything, in your mind you have to be against it. But if you just sit down and watch, this makes you also a sinner, you understand? If you bear oppression, and if you don’t fight it, you also make a big sin, that’s why we have always to fight, we have to. Wherever you are, life is not easy, it’s always a challenge, always. This will make you stronger. What about you, are you a fighter? (Sameera, 32, Mauritius, London)

Sameera came from Mauritius 12 years ago. In Mauritius, she had been working in a pharmacy, and on arrival to the UK, she found employment in a pharmacy in London, though in a lower position.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteFirenzeItaly

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