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It’s a time of cruel war

Melvin B. Miller

Blacks have been protesting against racial abuse in America for centuries. White discrimination against Blacks is considered to be endemic. Only recently have Blacks become aware that violence by whites is even more extensive. Some of those supporting the Black Lives Matter campaign were surprised to learn that the police also kill a substantially greater number of unarmed whites than Blacks. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is certainly not against Blacks.

If anyone is doubtful about the capacity of whites for violence and brutality, they must have ignored the attack of Russia on Ukraine. Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has already been seen guilty of war crimes. His strategy has been to attack the private residents of a city when he is unable to conquer the Ukrainian military forces. Citizens have been forced to flee to Hungary, Poland, Romania and other countries that will receive them.

The United States and other Western countries now recognize that Russia’s invasion might well lead to the third world war. There is no doubt that these refugees seeking shelter qualify for protection from the U.S. While residents from South and Central America, the Caribbean and Africa might also qualify for residence in America, no place in the world today is as dangerous as war-torn Ukraine. It is distressing to hear some Blacks resort to a question of racial preference under such circumstances for the U.S. to provide shelter for those fleeing Ukraine.

As long as Putin is intent on expanding the borders of Russia to include independent countries that were once part of the USSR in World War II, the danger confronting Ukraine will continue.