Earlier this week, the world watched in shock as Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on the country and people of Ukraine.
While we’re going to leave the politics and virtual signaling to the mainstream media, recent reports allege Black Africans and other people of color are being discriminated against and are not being allowed to leave Ukraine to seek refuge in neighboring countries.
Several videos shared online appear to show scores of African migrants being left behind at train stations.
Speaking to The Independent, Osarumen, Nigerian and father-of-three, said he, his family members and other migrants were told to disembark a bus about to cross the border on Saturday and told, “No blacks”. Despite challenging the driver and military officers’ orders, they were ejected from the vehicle.
“Since then, I’ve been trying to get myself together and focus as normal but it’s been difficult,” he said.
“This isn’t just happening to black people – even Indians, Arabs and Syrians,” he added, “and that shouldn’t be the case.”
U.S. rapper, Young Thug heard the cries, and has volunteered to offer humanitarian aid to stranded Africans in Ukraine. The Atlanta native requested for more information and called on some of his “rap brothers in the industry” to assist him.
“If some of my rap brothers are in, I’m willing to help Africans get out of Ukraine. However, I can sense [they’re] not letting us pass,” wrote Young Thug on his Instagram Story. He added, “Whoever holds the info for these movements, please contact me ASAP. I’m ready.”