Migrants in dinghies aren’t our enemies

Emily Jones,
UK

People in the UK can have the most horrendous attitude to migrants and refugees fleeing problems OUR COUNTRY CREATED in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. People phone the police and coastguard whenever they see a non-white person in a dinghy. “I think they might be a migrant.” Why do you think that? Are POC only allowed to exist in inland cities? “Why can’t migrants seek refuge in other countries?” They do, in their hundreds of thousands. The people that come here are just the tip of the iceberg. The ones that come here usually have family or friends here, or speak the language that we forced on half the world. Just let them in. Let them in and make them safe.

 

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