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Displacement, migration and race are intertwined phenomenon, almost inseparably, from the colour-line…

Displacement, migration and race are intertwined phenomenon, almost inseparably, from the colour-line to the border-line. The majority of displaced throughout the world are indigenous peoples in the settler states of North America, Australia and New Zealand or from communities of colour in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Today an estimated 150 million people are in migration. Why are so many people migrating? Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate for economics, explains, Increased migratory pressure over the decades owes more to the dynamism of international capitalism than just the growing size of the population of third world countries. Global economic restructuring undermines the stability of communities, drains resources, and forces people to move in search of work and survival.? The imperialist policies of G8 nations plunder, displace, and dispossess people from their own lands, and then refuse any semblance of life and dignity to those who can get to the territories of the North. And less than 5% of the world’s migrants and refugees even come to North America.

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