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Blue Eyes, Blond Hair, and Racist Minds

How the Ukraine war exposed the West’s true face.

According to the Western mentality, blue eyes and blonde hair define Europeans. Photo of a Syrian refugee by Talha Nair on Unsplash

To David Sakvarelidze, Ukraine’s former deputy general prosecutor, Europeans are of two kinds, the “real” ones with blue eyes and blond hair and the “fake” ones who are originally Asians, Arabs, Africans, and South Americans.

That explains why people of color struggle to escape the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as…

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