Moustafa Bayoumi on racism in the media coverage of Ukrainian refugees

Moustafa Bayoumi, Professor of English, Brooklyn College, penned this opinion piece in The Guardian on how the coverage of Ukrainian refugees differs from those fleeing other recent wars and calamities.

More troubling still is that this kind of slanted and racist media coverage extends beyond our screens and newspapers and easily bleeds and blends into our politics. Consider how Ukraine’s neighbors are now opening their doors to refugee flows, after demonizing and abusing refugees, especially Muslim and African refugees, for years.

March 2, 2022