How Racial Biases Have Influenced Coverage of the Ukraine-Russia War

News headlines for weeks now have focused on what’s unfolding in Ukraine with Russia’s invasion — and rightfully so. But there have been instances of racism in how some news outlets have reported the story.

On the BBC, Ukraine’s former deputy general prosecutor David Sakvarelidze said the war has been emotional for him because he sees “European people with blue eyes and blond hair being killed — children being killed — every day with Putin’s missiles.”

Al Jazeera news anchor Peter Dobbie didn’t have the best wording when describing refugees fleeing the country.

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