Nothing annoys me more than when peope make things towards Arabs only. Like I reblogged a textpost that said it wanted 'Arab' girls to feel comfortable with themselves. As if Arab is the only ethnic group in the ME. It isn't hard to type 'ME girls
tbh I feel the same, but when it comes to diaspora people I can’t blame them for lack of knowledge about diversity of ME. We are thought that everything in ME is the same - the same religion, the same culture, the same people, the same language. (not to say how many ME ethnic minorities view themselves as arabs, due to lack of knowledge about their history or because of additional bigotry that they will have to face)
And overcoming years of brainwashing for many of us is hard, however it doesn’t mean that we should stop fighting internalized bigotry and that arab people shouldn’t try be more inclusive of other ethnic groups.