Daily Archives: Sunday, March 27, 2016

How dare Ghana care more about the victims of Burkina Faso than Brussels? Those racists!

Development and Human Rights

I’m sick of the comparative grief activists. There, I said it.

Every time there is a terrorist attack in Western Europe (which happens with increasingly alarming frequency), the usual suspects are all over my Facebook berating those expressing grief and solidarity for not have shown grief or solidarity an appropriate amount to some other tragedy that happened much further away with less relevance to their own lives. They share images of substandard war memorials, of a lack of European politicians expressing grief. Their aim is simple, to make us feel guilty about our shock and grief.

I’m not saying for a second that there should be hierarchy in the importance of human lives. But as I’ve discussed before, there are some legitimate reasons beyond just the equality of human life that mean people and media outlets are more interested in Western European tragedy beyond the reductive charge of racism…

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Research Report: “We never have someone talking to us about these things!” Psychosocial Challenges among Refugee Women and Girls in Nakivale Refugee Settlement

Extremism is complicated, but try telling The Sun that

Development and Human Rights

Yesterday, IPSO compelled The Sun to apologise and publish a correction for a deeply misleading story it published that claimed 1 in 5 British Muslims had some sympathy with those who had fled the UK to fight for ISIS. I don’t need to go into the reasons why this shameful article, specifically articulated to mislead and marginalise, should never have made it to press. The Sun’s article was typical of a cruel-hearted tabloid, and the right-wing media’s determination to pour scorn on multiculturalism, migration, diversity and difference. This is hardly the first time one of these hideous tabloids have stood rightly accused of deliberately misrepresenting, or even wholeheartedly fabricating, stories that attacked Britain’s marginalised minority groups. What made this story so deeply depressing was that a polling company would have commissioned such a pointless and meaningless poll in the first place. The Sun’s despicable lies have taken centre stage…

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Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 03/27/2016

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 03/27/2016

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