Ladies and gentlemen: The Olympics’ refugee team Posted bydatingjesus August 5, 2016August 4, 2016 4 Comments on Ladies and gentlemen: The Olympics’ refugee team You can read more here. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Published by datingjesus Just another one of God's children. View more posts
A nice gesture…I suppose…
What “message of hope” is there in formally acknowledging displaced persons have become so commonplace, so numerous, so inevitable, that those fortunate enough to survive deserve a place in the elitist games of the rich and powerful?
I don’t see it.
We agree. Having an Olympic team is a great opportunity for these athletes but does having a team like this normalize the notion that some people will be refugees?
It promotes a false consciousness: that we’re doing something about the problem when we’re not really doing anything at all.
Only codifying refugee status.
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