Sajid Malik In: Drama Explain Racial Prejudice in Othello by Shakespeare. Explain Racial Prejudice in Othello by Shakespeare. OthelloShakespeare 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 6 Questions 268 Answers 126 Best Answers 1,309 Points View Profile Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 28, 2019 at 12:10 am Racial bias and prejudice is strident in Othello with the title character facing the brunt of it. Pitting his physical virtues against his wife Desdemona who is fair and pear white in complexion becomes a constant tone of discussion and attack. Iago, Brabantio, Rodrigo, Othello (self-flagellation) all show a clear revulsion to Othello’s race and even his ethnicity being a ‘Moor’. Desdemona is probably the only person that decided to look past the racial difference between herself and Othello and accept him for his valour and courage. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Select as best answer Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.