Challenging the current refugee discourse

One of the most common forms of oversimplification is polarization. The debate on Syrian refugees manifests this in spades.

UN Photo: Evan Schneider
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, at the Catholic Centre for Immigrants in Ottawa on Feb. 11 with families from Syria.
Renos Papadopoulos
Published: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 1:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/02/2016 10:38 am EST

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.

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