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Opinion: Embrace compassion, not xenophobia, says Friedman-Kasaba

July 3, 2018

Kathie FriedmanIn her opinion piece “The United States should embrace its legacy of compassion towards immigrants and refugees, not its history of xenophobia” Associate Professor Kathie Friedman-Kasaba, a global migration expert, examines Trump administration’s current immigration policies and how the use of dehumanizing language — by politicians, political parties and the media — paves the way for denying compassion and then protection to people fleeing violence.

Her current book in progress, based on more than 100 interviews with refugees and their adult children, is titled “The Afterlife of Ethnic Cleansing: How Refugees Re-define Belonging and Citizenship.”

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