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UK and Refugees: Between Dehumanisation and Demonisation

UK and Refugees: Between Dehumanisation and Demonisation

Detached reporting of asylum crossings in the English Channel resemble “a sports commentator watching a boat race or a tour operator on a whale watching tour.” Dehumanising refugees is is a long-standing problem within UK journalism that is seeping into politics and impacting the lives of those seeking international protection.

Devoid of Empathy: Greece’s Refugee Policy

Devoid of Empathy: Greece’s Refugee Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing more inhumane Greek refugee policies. The revelation by the New York Times that Greece has secretly expelled more than 1,000 asylum seekers, abandoning many of them on inflatable life rafts in the Aegean Sea, is one example of this disturbing trend. Meanwhile, refugees are being locked inside Oinofyta refugee camp while Greece welcomes tourists and allows them to roam freely.

Racism’s Acclimation: Then and Now – A Commentary on Racism’s Immortal Grip on Black Empowerment

Racism’s Acclimation: Then and Now – A Commentary on Racism’s Immortal Grip on Black Empowerment

Seemingly finite, black oppression has had a full and assorted life. The 13th amendment was introduced and an end to slavery in the U.S. was ratified, but a ninety year stretch of legalised segregation by dint of Jim Crow Law followed. Today, 2020’s socio-political climate is not dissimilar as racial discrimination has adapted and evolved into systemic abuse and institutionally shrouded brutalities.