Just years ago, reports on migration to Europe gave the impression that Africans were threatening a 21st-century version of the colonization Europeans perpetrated in Africa throughout the 19th. In reality, Europeans were treating African migrants like the mother who wants nothing to do with the bastard child who shows up at her doorstep as a teenager. Not to mention the migrants who die trying to establish that umbilical cord of obligation.
But today, media focus on other global events - like the US presidential election and Covid-19 - is such that you’d never know African migration remains every bit as vexing for Europeans and humbling for Africans as it was back then.
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