What war in Ukraine could really mean for Black Americans

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06 Mar 2022, 12:43 am

Just had this cross my path,
What the war in Ukraine could really mean for Black Americans
OPINION: In addition to increased prices at the gas pump and the dinner table, we should be prepared that Putin may once again try to exploit U.S. racial divisions in the upcoming elections like he did in 2016 and 2020.
Nola Haynes
Mar 4, 2022
https://thegrio.com/2022/03/04/what-the ... americans/

... The possibility of disinformation campaigns has implications for the upcoming midterms and 2024 presidential election, two elections that will determine if America remains a democracy or inches closer to autocratic, dictatorial rule. Under autocratic rule, which is usually fueled by strong nationalism and ethnocentric views, underrepresented groups are systematically oppressed by policies designed to limit job options, suppress languages and erase cultures. Before Ukraine got its independence in 1991 from the former Soviet Union, Ukrainians were forced to ignore their culture and language, plus bear the indignity of being treated like Russian colonists, a reality Kenyan ambassador to the U.N., Martin Kimani, echoed in a scathing critique of Russia invading Ukraine. (https://www.npr.org/2022/02/22/10823341 ... cil-russia)

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