We must turn solidarity with Ukraine into the new normal for all refugees

Morrison was and still is an architect of Australia’s racist shame when it comes to asylum seekers and refugees. He was the first in line to yell that Ukrainians were allowed to “jump the queue” that queue that had others incarcerated for over a decade and still continues do. Afghanis who fought shoulder to shoulder with Australians were never given that same spontaneous welcome. Peter Dutton’s direct attacks on African Christians readily threw fuel on the fire to distract from the LNP’s underlying racism and incompetence. They keep telling us Africans Lebanese and Indigenous Australians have poor fitting cultures not suited here. Yet, they are far more likely to be practising Christians and in the case of Africans more educated than the average Australian. What they are are really denying is Australia’s multiculturalism and more specifically their race and colour.

We must turn solidarity with Ukraine into the new normal for all refugees The global North’s unprecedented support for Ukrainians has revealed racist double standards. But it’s also an opportunity to extend such solidarity to everyone.

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