There’s a lot of talk of refugees in the media at present but rather than presenting facts, what the tabloids present is predominantly anti-refugee rhetoric, scaremongering and racist/Islamophobic discourse. As a result, many people are worried about the effect of refugees on their local communities and on a wider international scale.
The following statements represent typical “concerns” of certain sections of British/European society fed by the media:
“They’re claiming thousands of pounds of benefits.”
“It’s safe back home for them.”
“It’s just single young men coming over, never any women or kids.”
“We can’t possibly take anymore – why can’t any other countries take them?”
Sound familiar? Well, here’s four myths the media likes to peddle and the real truth that they’re not telling you:
Speaks volumes doesn’t it! So, next time someone thinks they’ve got their facts right: set them straight! Embrace diversity, protect human rights and welcome your global brothers and sisters! 🙂