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Western racism at its worst

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They have always stressed the importance of human rights, the right of all people to live a free and dignified life, and equality among all human beings, but when it actually comes down to it, this mask has fallen, and the true face and hateful racism of Western states has been exposed. Such slogans about equality have been revealed to be a sham by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are so hollow that they are clearly not even believed in, never mind applied equally.

"This isn't a place, with all due respect, like Iraq or Afghanistan that has seen conflict raging for decades," opined a CBS American journalist. "This is a relatively civilised, relatively European – I have to choose those words carefully too – city, where you wouldn't expect that or hope that it's going to happen."

A British Al Jazeera English presenter referred to the Ukrainians fleeing from the war as "prosperous, middle-class people who are not obviously refugees trying to get away from areas in the Middle East that are still in a big state of war; these are not people trying to get away from areas in North Africa, they look like any European family that you would live next door to."

Although most Africans and Asians are apparently against Russia's invasion of Ukraine and their hearts are in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, the government in Kyiv decided to prevent non-whites from crossing the border as easily as white Ukrainians; it also held back Indian refugees because their country did not vote at the UN to condemn........

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