TV Is Racist!


An article in TIME argues that the television network ABC is racist. The reason is a new show which is called, 'Alice in Arabia.'

This lack of control over self-articulated narratives was exemplified yesterday with the announcement of ABC Family’s new pilot programs, which include a show that got the attention of Arab and Muslim Americans across social media. One such pilot, “Alice in Arabia” — a title cringe-worthy in itself — has been described as follows: 

"Alice in Arabia” is a high-stakes drama series about a rebellious American teenage girl who, after tragedy befalls her parents, is unknowingly kidnapped by her extended family, who are Saudi Arabian. Alice finds herself a stranger in a new world but is intrigued by its offerings and people, whom she finds surprisingly diverse in their views on the world and her situation. Now a virtual prisoner in her grandfather’s royal compound, Alice must count on her independent spirit and wit to find a way to return home while surviving life behind the veil.”

Then it goes on to talk about a white saviour complex and how the American media has already vilified blacks and Indians.

In an unrelated topic here's some recent news from the Middle East:

Saudi Arabia: Marriage or Rape? 90-year-old man weds 15-year-old girl. 

Iran: Woman in Iran is sentenced to death for killing a rapist in self defence.

Qatar is vigorously denying that it's a slave state.

Meanwhile here's something from America:

A former Moroccan diplomat and now Virginia resident has been arrested  and charged with enslaving and raping a woman he had brought into the country.


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