For some people, especially progressives, everything boils down to race, religion, gender or sexuality.
Professional race baiter and MSNBC host Joy Reid used the last segment of her show “The ReidOut” on Monday to make the ridiculous assertion that the world only cares about Ukrainians, who are in a war with Russia, because they are white and Christian.
“Now what we’re seeing in Ukraine is absolutely the worst humanitarian crisis that Europe has seen in decades,” she said before offering her caveat, “but we haven’t witnessed the same type of solidarity for the Yeminies as we do for the Ukrainians. We don’t see historic sanctions, or global campaigns, corporations like Airbnb and Netflix taking a stand. And this is not to say we shouldn’t care this much for Ukraine. Far from it. The point is, we should also care this much for refugees and those facing occupation and war in the Middle East and Asia, and Africa too.
“The coverage of Ukraine has revealed a pretty radical disparity in how human Ukrainians look and feel to western media compared to their browner and blacker counterparts, with some reporters using very telling comparisons in their analyses of the war,” she said.
Reid is ignoring the support for the Uyghurs in China, who are neither white, nor Christian, but that does not really suit her agenda.
She also ignored the Battle of Mogadishu, the inspiration for the Movie “Black Hawk Down” when the United States military got involved to deliver food aid to Somalis involved in a civil war. American service members were shot down during a mission to help the Africans.
“Okay, let’s face it, the world is paying attention because this is happening in Europe. If this was happening anywhere else would we see the same outpouring of support and compassion? Well, we don’t need to ask ourselves if the international response will be the same if Russia unleashed their horror on a country that wasn’t white and largely Christian,” the host said.
“Because Russia has already done it in Syria. This is a teachable moment for us in the media. We’re not afraid to call out our industry. There is a lot of soul searching that we need to do in western media about why some wars and lives seem to matter more than others. And why some refugees get the welcome mat while others get the wall. And that is tonight’s ReidOut,” she said.