Saudi Shiites Seek Equality For most of Saudi Arabia's history, the country's Sunni majority has treated minority Shiites as second-class citizens. A reform process is currently underway to bring Shiites into the mainstream of Saudi life. But some conservatives are bent on keeping Shiites excluded from the Saudi power structure. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.
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Saudi Shiites Seek Equality

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For most of Saudi Arabia's history, the country's Sunni majority has treated minority Shiites as second-class citizens. A reform process is currently underway to bring Shiites into the mainstream of Saudi life. But some conservatives are bent on keeping Shiites excluded from the Saudi power structure. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.