Nikole Hannah-Jones, 45, retweeted a submit Sunday claiming the “supremacy across the media protection of [the war] isn’t even refined” whereas sharing a clip of an Al Jazeera report citing the “affluent center class” in Ukraine who have been desperately attempting to board a prepare to flee the war-ravaged nation.
“What if I informed you Europe shouldn’t be a continent by definition, however a geopolitical fiction to separate it from Asia and so the alarm a few European, or civilized, or First World nation being invaded is a canine whistle to inform us we must always care as a result of they’re like us,” Hannah-Jones tweeted Sunday to her 671,000 followers.
That is from Joshua Rhett Miller, “NYT’s Nikole Hannah-Jones blasts ‘racialized’ protection of Ukraine conflict,” New York Publish, February 28, 2022.
Once I learn this on the time, I, like a lot of my mates on Fb, pooh-poohed the thought.
Then I began desirous about the Saudis and Yemen. Learn this:
The armed battle in Yemen has killed and injured hundreds of Yemeni civilians because it started. As of November 2018, 6,872 civilians had been killed and 10,768 wounded, the bulk by Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes, in accordance with the Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The precise civilian casualties are seemingly a lot increased. 1000’s extra have been displaced by the combating and thousands and thousands endure from shortages of meals and medical care.
I’m fairly certain that that quantity is far increased than the variety of Ukrainian civilians killed by the Russian navy within the conflict that began final month. A March 4 information story within the Washington Publish final week put it at 227.
But we within the west have by no means seen the outpouring of assist for Yemen and outpouring of criticism of Saudi Arabia that we see for and in opposition to Ukraine and Russia, respectively.
Why is that? I feel it’s as a result of many people really feel a stronger connection to folks in Europe than in Asia.
So, to reply the query on this title, Sure, I feel Nikole Hannah-Jones is on to one thing.
HT2 Phil Magness.