This article brilliantly exposes some of the reasons people are racist, including the overt “us-them” mentality and the more subtle “institutional racism” that affects people of color in many different places.
This opinion piece presents some of the evidence suggesting that the best way to end the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean is by opening borders. Although this position is politically untenable, it would be so refreshing to see common sense and concern for human rights take precedence over xenophobia and jingoism.
This link lists some of the many well-vetted organizations that are currently assisting with the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.
This article links anti-migrant rhetoric published in The Sun newspaper in the UK to statements made by perpetrators of the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide, and argues that such inflammatory language is diminishing public goodwill throughout Europe towards those fleeing persecution and hardship at home.
This article introduces an app developed by a Syrian refugee in Turkey, aiming to help other Syrians navigate their new homeland. What a great idea!
This Q&A highlights some of the many problems with voluntourism, a popular choice for young people’s school holidays or post-graduate “gap years” that often have significant price tags and make a questionable contribution to the host community. The campaign to #endhumanitariandouchery uses humor in their video considering what it would be like if voluntourists came to North America.