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Some were part of the Moroccan military corps and the Civilian Guard, while others fulfilled various tasks given to them during the reign of Ahmed El-Mansour Eddahbi or even that of Moulay Ismail in the 16th and 17th centuries. The French Protectorate at the beginning of the 20th century, simply forbid the act.But the initiative never came from Moroccan society itself,” says the historian while making reference to a book written by Mohammed Ennaji Soldats, esclaves et concubines which, according to him, perfectly illustrates this period.Blacks in Morocco, be they students, migrants, from the South of the Sahara or others, are constant victims of discrimination...Moroccans are known to be racially prejudiced towards people with darker skin shades.The problem is that certain parts of the interviews were censored, especially those parts where there were complaints. “For the most part, we do not make the effort to explain the attitude of certain Moroccans.We discuss the cases of assault in the streets among ourselves, but that’s about it. In general, at the end of their studies, Black students return to their home countries. In my opinion, certain factors need to be considered. Black Muslims are less persecuted than Black Christians or animists."It is rare for a Moroccan woman to marry a Black man" For Nadia, a fifty something year old Moroccan, the problem runs deeper than common racism. This attitude is passed down from generation to generation.It is extremely unusual, for example, for a Moroccan woman to marry a Black man, even if he is a Muslim. The only condition under which this might be ‘tolerated’ would be if the man didn’t have too obvious Black features.
Moroccan media always show the negative aspects of Sub-Saharan Africa (AIDS, war…) and Moroccans end up frightened by us and thus reject us. It is very common to hear children and adults alike, call people ‘hartani’ (second-rate man) or ‘aazi’ (Negro).People worry about what their family or friends would think.The woman in question is likely to hear her mother or a friend tell her that there are ‘enough good Moroccan men for one not to have to go looking for a Black one.’” According to Nadia, this attitude is commonplace in Morocco, and everywhere else in the Maghreb.The second concerns the Black peoples of the South.They are concentrated in oases entirely populated by Black Africans and are yet to mix with Berbers or Arabs.