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Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
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Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-61101732


Quote:The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the world does not give equal attention to emergencies affecting black and white people.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said only a fraction of the help given to Ukraine was given to other humanitarian crises.

Assisting Ukraine is "very important" because it "impacts the whole world", he said.

But Tigray province in Ethiopia, Yemen, Afghanistan or Syria are not receiving the same attention, he said.

1. Ukraine is geographically/culturally closer to Europe than the other countries mentioned.

2. The Ukraine/Russia conflict involves a vilified hostile nuclear mega country INVADING a sovereign state and so is of more concern in the zeitgeist than the other "civil war type" conflicts mentioned..

3. It is pretty damn clear who should be supported in in the Russia/Ukraine conflict, unlike in the other conflicts (less so in Afghanistan perhaps).

4. Syrians and Afghans are not usually described as being "black." Their populations are not made up by even close to a majority of the close descendants of native black looking Africans

5. The Western media has been absolutely flooded with BLM style propoganda for years, so saying the "the black looking" do not receive an even amount of media attention is, er, wrong.

But no, it's Western media being racist against black looking people. And he's the head of the WHO so we'd better listen! Deities wept, once again.
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
You left out the bit about Tedros being right.

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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
Yes, he's right up to a point. The reason why the world pays more attention to Ukraine than the other conflicts is not racism.... Well, not necessarily.
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the
The world being immediately ready to accept refugees from Ukraine but not Syria, Afghanistan, etc. absolutely has to do with race. It's pretty clear to me. Especially in the US, we have the highest approval rating of accepting refugees since Yugoslavian conflicts in the 90s. I wonder why Americans are okay with accepting Ukranian and Yugoslavian refugees, while hating Central American migrants and Muslim refugees? I'm sure it's purely a matter of geopolitics and race has no role, right?

Didn't the UK literally leave the EU because they were being compelled to accept brown refugees? And now the UK is literally matching refugees with citizens and housing them with UK residents.

It also has to do with media framing. I saw a story about a child that trekked over 2,000 miles to get away from Ukraine. Do you know how many Central Americans, Syrians, and Afghan children have the same story? They don't get equal coverage. At the end of the day they are all human beings in a similar struggle. You can pretend the world not giving two shits about brown people compared to white-passing people is a coincidence, but I would strongly disagree.
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
There is no dispute that western nations have played favoritism with majority white nations over majority nonwhite nations
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
How many thousands of Afghans were given asylum in the US when the US left Afghanistan, again?

68k+
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
Yup and the US is going to allow nearly double that number of Ukrainian refugees.
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
(April 14, 2022 at 12:25 pm)Fireball Wrote: How many thousands of Afghans were given asylum in the US when the US left Afghanistan, again?

68k+

Yeah, after the operation failed and we called it quits. Then there was sympathy for "the good ones" who didn't want to live under Taliban rule. Do you know how many refugees the US made over the course of the war? Particularly in the early years of the war, when most Americans thought any Muslim was a terrorist?

It is also still unpopular to accept these refugees.

The UK also did accept thousands of Middle Eastern refugees, and the people got so mad about it they - as I said - literally left the EU.
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the "Race Card." Can you guess if he's black looking?
So…..is he black looking, or not?
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RE: Current Head of WHO plays the
(April 14, 2022 at 12:13 pm)Aegon Wrote: The world being immediately ready to accept refugees from Ukraine but not Syria, Afghanistan, etc. absolutely has to do with race. It's pretty clear to me. Especially in the US, we have the highest approval rating of accepting refugees since Yugoslavian conflicts in the 90s. I wonder why Americans are okay with accepting Ukranian and Yugoslavian refugees, while hating Central American migrants and Muslim refugees? I'm sure it's purely a matter of geopolitics and race has no role, right?

Didn't the UK literally leave the EU because they were being compelled to accept brown refugees? And now the UK is literally matching refugees with citizens and housing them with UK residents.

It also has to do with media framing. I saw a story about a child that trekked over 2,000 miles to get away from Ukraine. Do you know how many Central Americans, Syrians, and Afghan children have the same story? They don't get equal coverage. At the end of the day they are all human beings in a similar struggle. You can pretend the world not giving two shits about brown people compared to white-passing people is a coincidence, but I would strongly disagree.

Lots of countries took Syrian refugees (though it definitely caused a political backlash in Europe, bolstering far right nationalism).  The U.S. is notable in not accepting them. 

Canada happily took a fair number, though not as many as European countries.  Everyone I know was happy to let them in, and almost every church was involved in sponsoring them.

In general, people don't want to suddenly have to live people that "aren't like them".  Yes, that's racist, xeonophobic, bigotted, etc.  But, that's the way people are.  To an extent they are right -- it can cause problems.  In other ways they are wrong, and they would find that those "different" people are actually future friends if they could look beyond their narrow lens of fear.
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