Persons, not migrants or refugees.
PEOPLE washed up on beaches;
stranded in train stations, deserts, roads, checkpoints.
Would that they were whales I bet the world would rivet.
But consider the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy from Kobane limp on a Turkish beach.
Because we know his name–Aylan Kurdi–the pictures of his lifeless body have gone viral
igniting at last a real conversation.
It took a name. Persons.
BBC has collected pictures that show that those of us that “have” are a razor wire away from those that don’t. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34137358