Troubling reports of racism at Ukraine’s borders have reached rapper Young Thug, and he wants to take action to help resolve the issue, according to HipHopDX. As hundreds of thousands of people within the Ukraine flea the violence perpetrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the sovereign state, a crisis has emerged at border crossings.
In addition to stories of arduous travel conditions, food shortages and dangerous crowd surges in and around public transportation are reports that African immigrants are being treated unfairly. Reportedly, the needs of white Ukrainian nationals are being prioritized over those of Africans. This has had the affect of stranding African immigrants, many of whom are students of medicine and technology, leaving them to fend for themselves in a foreign country at war.
“If some of my rap brothers are in, I’m willing to help Africans get out of Ukraine however I can sense they not letting us pass,” Young Thug said on Instagram Stories. “Whoever holds the info for these movements please contact me ASAP I’m ready.”
Thugger’s compassionate plea has been echoed by Gunna and others on their social media platforms.
What affect this effort will have on the crises is yet to be seen.