Ukraine’s war unleashes flood of racism by media and politicians against Arab war victims

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Correspondents and politicians repeatedly made racist comments in referring to Ukraine’s war and victims, while referring to those from the Middle East. Image is a screenshot from a video of CBS senior foreign correspondent made one such comment. Amidst the escalating violence in Ukraine to which eyes of the world are glued, correspondents from Western and prestigious media outlets have irked the Arab and Middle Eastern audience with their racist remarks. The commentary involved expressing sympathy for Ukrainian victims of the war, and shock about the images of people because they seem more “E…

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