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Challenging the current refugee discourse
- Written by Super User Super User
- Category: News & Events News & Events
- Published: 21 April 2016 21 April 2016
by Renos K Papadopoulos
The current refugee crisis seems overwhelming. The enormity of the problem, the depth of human suffering, the inhumanity of some, the heroic actions of others, and the urgent and passionate debates all create an overpowering mixture of images, ideas and possibilities.
Overwhelming experiences push us beyond our usual comfort zones and, seeking some sense of familiarity and safety, we oversimplify issues in order to feel that we grasp them. Faced with complexity, we seek clarity – black and white.