Thousands of Ukrainians have fled to European nations since the Russian invasion in February. Unlike African or Middle Eastern refugees, Ukrainian ones have received a warm reception, revealing a deeply racist orientation towards refugees in the West. Continue Reading
Helen Benedict, co-author with Eyad Awwadawnan of Map of Hope and Sorrow: Stories of Refugees Trapped in Greece, has been writing about refugees for more than a decade. A recipient of the 2021 PEN Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History and the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism, she has also written 13 books of fiction and nonfiction. Helen is a professor of journalism at Columbia University.