united arab emirates
An Arabian pilot was arrested by police in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates when a 34-year-old Filipino woman accused him of raping her after their fortuitous meeting at a local club.
Prior to the incident, the 36-year-old man told the victim that he was celebrating after got himself a job at an airline that earns 70,000 Dirham ($19,058) a month.
It’s always a struggle to explain White privilege in a way that makes sense. You might have like this incredible explanation, but some people — purposefully or not — just don’t seem to get it. “If White privilege exists, where’s my Ferarri?” or “Oh yeah, well I’m pretty sure there’s <insert race here> privilege too!” are common responses to those who absolutely refuse to believe that their lack of melanin yields any advantages. Others simply smile and nod, not really sure what’s being said but knowing that they have to toe the party line, they agree as to not offend.
And then, there are those that actually try to understand what it means to have White privilege, like this Quora user who posited a very raw, sincere question:
A pair of Singaporean men must each serve a year behind bars for wearing women’s clothes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a local court judged.
Freelance fashion photographer Muhammad Fadli Bin Abdul Rahman, 26, arrived to work in Abu Dhabi on August 8 accompanied by a friend, Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, 37, who goes by the nickname “Fifi.”