Is the welcome to Ukrainian refugees unusually generous — or overtly racist?

Why It Matters

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that there are more than 80 million people forcibly displaced worldwide. To make Canada a welcoming and supportive place for all refugees, social purpose organizations should consider how we (consciously or subconsciously) treat refugees differently.

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