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Denial over immigration feeds a growing inhumanity

mheredgemheredge WordsmithHere and therePosts: 24,139 mod
The article states that: "We are indeed swamped. By stories about immigration. Someone somehow has decided that stories about immigrants are top of every news agenda at every hour."

Or is this just the UK? Or just Europe? In India, the headlines don't talk about immigration or refugees (maybe because many are trying to immigrate out to countries like the UK).

What is very disturbing however, is how there seems to be a "politics of denial over immigration" that "is feeding a growing inhumanity." Or has it always been like this?

"We are in an epidemic of “othering”. By this I mean it is becoming acceptable to speak of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers not as human at all but as kind of infection, an infection that multiplies and then demands school places for its children."

What do you think is happening.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/29/politics-denial-immigration-inhumanity?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2
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