How anti-black racism pervades Europe’s asylum systems

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On 29 June 2022, 30 people crossed the Aegean Sea on a rubber dinghy, hoping to reach the Greek island of Chios. Thankfully, they arrived without capsizing – and immediately the majority went into hiding, afraid they would be pushed back to Turkey. They resurfaced three days later, after the Greek authorities had finished their search, and, exhausted and hungry, made their way to the camp where they began to piece together what happened to their fellow passengers. Of the eleven passengers unaccounted for, the Greek authorities had found eight and forced them back to Turkey. Worse yet, three So…

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