Africans In Ukraine: Stories Of War, Anti-Blackness & White Supremacy

Published Mar 04 2022 at 9:17 PM GMT
  • ) On February 24, Russia breached the Ukrainian border, invading the country from four directions.
  • Immediately, the western world mobilized in support of the Ukrainian people: #IStandWithUkraine trended globally, and brands everywhere shared messages of solidarity, sporting the Ukrainian flag.
  • In a rare first, people seemed to be mostly united on a topic of international affairs: the Ukrainian people needed support, and anyone fleeing the casualties of war should absolutely have the right to be afforded shelter and protection.
  • Unfortunately, the hidden caveat of international diplomacy is that it is predicated on a global framework of anti-Blackness, and the current conflict is no exception.
  • Quickly, Black people in Ukraine began to tell their stories of facing horrific treatment while fleeing for their lives.



  • Published Mar 4, 2022 9:17 PM GMT